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Covid-19: Manhyia back calls for a lockdown 

By Mutala Yakubu
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Authorities of the Manhyia Palace are backing calls of a lockdown of the nation to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Chief of Staff Kofi Badu says Ghana has a choice to make between taking a timely decision by dealing with the public risk or having to do so late.

He made this known to Luv FM after receiving protective equipment from some corporate institutions.

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"It seems to me that this is the appropriate moment for us to respond to that in other for us to contain the spread of the virus. I will have no problem at all to introduce any measure including a lockdown, the point is that you have a choice to take an action now, or you will be confronted with the worse situation later, I think this is something the country must act immediately".

The Ghana Medical Association on Wednesday called on the government to immediately announce a nationwide lockdown.

The GMA in a statement showed concerns about the spread of Covid-19 and asked the government to immediately consider a lockdown to curb the situation.

Ghana has now recorded 132 cases of the deadly Covid-19 with 3 deaths and one recovery.

President Akufo-Addo commented on the lockdown debate when he met members of the TUC at the Jubilee House.

He said, a responsible government is required to look at the implications of the decision to lockdown a country in such a time, before it takes a firm decision.

“it is important for us to take into account the circumstances and conditions. When we lockdown Accra, what are the consequences?” he quizzed.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that currently, his administration is looking at all the possible options available before he communicates it to Ghanaians.

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“I am hoping that much sooner than later, we will come to an agreement on what those measures are and the Ghanaian people will be informed,” he stressed.