COVID-19: Lower Manya Krobo should have been locked down – GMA to Akufo-Addo

COVID-19: Lower Manya Krobo should have been locked down – GMA to Akufo-Addo

- The Ghana Medical Association's Eastern Regional branch has expressed disappointment over the president's decision to call off the lockdown

- According to the E/R GMA, they were expecting the president to extend the lockdown to the Lower Manya Krobo District

- The E/R GMA said they rather expected the government to totally or partially lockdown the region

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The Ghana Medical Association's Eastern Regional branch has expressed disappointment over Akufo-Addo's decision to lift the ban on the restriction of movement in places which were earlier under lockdown.

According to the Eastern region GMA, they were keenly expecting the president to extend the directive on the partial restriction of movement to the Lower Manya Krobo District instead of totally suspending it.

Speaking in an interview on CitiFM's Eyewitness, the Eastern Divisional Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Akoto Ampaw, said they least expected a lift on the restriction of movement.

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Dr Akoto who doubles as the Medical Superintendent at the Kwahu Government hospital at Atibie in the Eastern Region said the GMA rather expected government to totally or partially lockdown the region.

"...we were rather expecting that there will be restrictions within the Lower Manya Krobo and the Esujaman district areas which have become another epicentre for COVID-19 patients in Ghana,” he said.

The first case of COVID-19 in the Eastern Region was reported on March 31, 2020, in the AFCON Camp B (Lower Manya Krobo) where over 20 persons tested positive to the virus.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 7th address to the nation in line with measures the government has taken in the fight against the novel coronavirus which has plagued the world, made a shocking announcement.

In the 7th update on April 19, 2020, Akufo-Addo announced the discontinuation of the lockdown which had lasted for 3 weeks.

During the update, President Akufo-Addo indicated that even though the lockdown has been lifted, other measures are still in full force.

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