Lockdown the country now – GMA to President Nana Akuffo Addo


The Ghana Medical Association(GMA) has issued a statement to the President of the land Nana Akuffo Addo to with immediate effect lock down the country.

Their statement comes a few hours after the number of positive cases shot up to 68 with 3 deaths.

According to the statement released, they want only persons providing essential services to be allowed to go about their activities in times President Akufo-Addo has described as “not ordinary.”


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Part of the statement reads;

“The lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest. We call on all Ghanaians to support such a move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic”.

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It continued that “the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate capacity (logistics and human resource) of the nation’s health system to deal with increased cases of Covid-19 infection especially severe and critical cases.”


Read the full statement below:

Now we await the President’s final decision if whether he would adhere to the GMA decision or still go by what he thinks is right for the people of Ghana.


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