- Two Ghanaian frontline nurses based in the US have cautioned Ghanaians to stay at home amid the partial lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic
- Akosua Kobi and Ramatu noted that people are dying even in the US where health facilities are well-equipped
- The health workers advised that Ghanaians should follow prescribed guidelines to prevent catching the COVID-19
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Following an imposition of a partial lockdown in some parts of Accra, Tema, Kasoa, Kumasi and its surrounding communities, some people continue to flout the directive by President Akufo-Addo.
On March 27, 2020, it was reported that President Akufo-Addo imposed a partial lockdown in parts of the country as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
People can only go out for essential services such as food, water, medicine such as food, medicine, water, undertake banking transactions, or to use public toilet facilities. But, as much as possible, stay at home.
However, recent videos that have been widely circulated on social media show that some residents in the affected areas being severely brutalised by the combined security forces tasked to ensure compliance of the president’s orders.
In spite of the brutalities meted on some of these residents, many are still going out of the exceptions to flout the orders.
With the rise in the coronavirus-related death toll, many health workers are concerned and some Ghanaian nurses resident in the US have taken the burden to caution Ghanaians against stepping out amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the two nurses, who identified themselves as Akosua Kobi and Ramatu, people are dying in the US despite the country’s well-equipped health facilities.
The two said there has not been any instance where a person who was put on life-support survived.
Akosua Kobi emphasised that people should follow the guidelines by the WHO including social distancing, washing their hands and wearing the appropriate face mask to prevent contracting the COVID-19.
They advised that people should not toy with their lives.
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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the total number of recorded cases for COVID-19 is now 195 as of April 1, 2020.
In other news, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has launched a COVID-19 support fund, with a startup amount of one million Ghana cedis.
The seed funding for the ''Stay Home, Stay Alive'' programme will be used to purchase food supplies and sanitary items for underserved communities in the traditional area.
This is part of a gesture to ensure that people comply with the president’s directive on the partial lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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