As the deadly disease has started gaining grounds in Ghana, it is appropriate for government to put strict measures in place so as to prevent the spread of the virus and for this reason, President Akufo-Addo will address the nation tonight on the next move by government.
It started with two people but we now have 19 recorded cases with the recent 3 cases being recorded today 21st March, 2020.
This was made known by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on his Twitter handle some few minutes ago.
But, there is this fear of a total lockdown of the country following the passage of the Imposition of Restriction bill which allows the President to declare public restrictions in times of emergencies.
However, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said in his tweet that the country will not be lockdown.
@NAkufoAddo has just concluded a mtg of the Covid-19 response ctee. H.E. Will address the nation tonight with latest updates and measures. But no he will not be announcing a lockdown so don’t panic. #SpreadCalmNotFear.
Also, the last time the president addressed the nation he gave out some restrictions such as temporal hold on all public gatherings such as weddings, parties, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, church services and mosques activities for four weeks.
Shutting down all schools from basic to the tertiary until further notice but have allowed final year students at the Junior and Senior High schools to go to school to sufficiently prepare for their final exams but proper distancing protocols must be taken into consideration by school authorities.
And lastly, Nationals from countries with 200 recorded cases of coronavirus are not allowed to enter the country and all public officials have been asked not to travel in this crucial time.
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