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COVID-19: Akufo-Addo’s lockdown extension “appropriate” – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has said President Nana Akufo-Addo’s lockdown extension by a week is suitable deciding from the “worrying trend of the increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus infections”

According to him, the COVID-19 outbreak “requires a devoted duty by all of us toward supporting the battle against the contaminations”.

The President, a week ago, extended the partial lockdown on Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi by seven days more.

He likewise said the nation’s borders will stay shut until further notification.

In his 6th state of the nation address to the country on the coronavirus, the President stated that “Seventy-nine percent of the 300 seventy-eight affirmed cases were imported”. He also stated that Ghana can’t, as of now, open it’s borders until further notifice.

The President disclosed that an aggregate of 400 and fifty contact-tracing team have had the option to take tests of 37,405 up until this point.

Talking at a ceremony to distribute food to some twenty thousand households in the locked-down territories, John Mahama, the Flag bearer of the NDC, stated: “The latest extension of the lockdown period is accordingly appropriate”, noting: “We must help our security personnel to enforce the directives and ensure that movement during this period is minimised in order to stop the spread of the virus”.

Considering the new cases being found, Mr Mahama stated that Ghana is entering another stage where there is the start of a horizontal spread of the virus.

Additional testing centers, he stated, “need to be set up in order to shorten the waiting time for results”, insisting: “This is necessary so that appropriate models of the expected trajectory of the disease can be developed in order to guide any decisions on easing the restriction of movement of people”.

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