- John Mahama says Akufo-Addo did well be extending the lockdown period
- The NDC leader says the country must put up more testing centers
- The former president has been distributing food to the needy in some lockdown areas
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Former president John Dramani Mahama has praised President Nana Akufo-Addo over his decision to extend the lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi for another one week.
According to the NDC flag bearer, it was appropriate for the President to have taken that bold decision because of the increase in the confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease.
“We must help our security personnel to enforce the directives and ensure that movement during this period is minimised in order to stop the spread of the virus,” Mr. Mahama said on Tuesday, April 14 when he presented free food to some twenty thousand people in lockdown areas.
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Mr. Mahama also urged the government to redouble and facility the efforts to in the fight against the pandemic, COVID-19.
He advocated for more testing centers across the country. “This is necessary so that appropriate models of the expected trajectory of the disease can be developed in order to guide any decisions on easing the restriction of movement of people”.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced an extension of the lockdown to the areas that have been massively hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has reached 636 as of April 14, 2020, the Ghana Health Service said in its latest update.
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The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Institute of Energy Security (IES) has predicted that the decision of the government to absorb the cost of electricity for consumers could lead to a $450 million cost.
The IES explained that the actual electricity bill could be $120 million a month and with service charges pegged at an estimated $30 million, it could result in a monthly bill of $150 million.
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