Lockdown not necessary, Cholera killed 5 persons per day in Ghana-Consultant
Safety consultant Mr. Ernest Asante has described the call for lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak as premature.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the consultant posited that we have not reached the point where we need to lockdown.
He argued that without strict adherence to the safety measures, the lockdown would be ineffective.
He advised Ghanaians to take the safety measures seriously and strictly adhere to them.
Some Ghanaians he lamented are taking things for granted.
Cholera he noted killed 5 persons per day in this country in the past and yet, the country never went on lockdown.
He stressed the need for Ghanaians to abide by the social-distancing advice, employ the use of technology in communicating with people to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reiterated its call on the need for the government to lockdown the country.
“The GMA fully conscious of the threat posed by this pandemic, the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate capacity of the nation’s health system to deal with the increased numbers of COVID-19 infection especially in the severe to critical cases, call on His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana to declare a nationwide lockdown with the exception of essential services with immediate effect,” a statement from the GMA stated.
“The lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, [but it] is a proven option backed by science and along with 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 devastating effects of this pandemic,” GMA added.
But Mr. Asante thinks otherwise.
Our goal now is to reduce the rate of infection and the best way to do that is through social-distancing.