Imposition Of Total Lockdown And Curfew

Information Minister


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his last address to the state on COVID-19 lifted the ban on lockdown which was imposed three weeks ago. This trigears murmurings and arguments on social media if there was really the need now for the lifting of the ban

Ghanaians have been warned to adhere to the strict measures put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government to stop the spread of the COVID-19 or face a total lockdown and curfew.

Information reaching is that the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said if people do not adhere to social distancing, use hand sanitizers and wear the face mask then the government will have no option than to introduce a more strict measure in the movement of people.

He opined that if government observes an increase in the cases of infected persons, a total lockdown, and a curfew will be imposed as the President outlined in his address.

“If we continue adhering to the other measures, we don’t expect a spike of infections. The 14 other regions where there was no lockdown, we didn’t see any spike, but if people keep being stubborn, and there is a spike, a lockdown and a curfew will be imposed,” he said on Peace FM on Monday.

The minister’s caution comes on the back of large numbers of people flooding the markets and town on Monday, April 20 after President Akufo-Addo lifted the three-week partial lockdown that was imposed on Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi, Tema, and Kasoa.

A report by Peace FM revealed that most of the people who throng the markets after the lockdown was lifted are neither observing the social distancing rule nor wearing masks as directed by the President.