Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies, Dr. Ishmael Norman says a complete lockdown would have been the best option to contribute to efforts of limiting movements aimed at containing the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the country.
His comments follow the refusal of some Ghanaians to adhere to the President's directive of a 14 days partial lockdown of Greater Accra and Ashanti Region to help curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Today, March 30 2020 is the first day of the lockdown. Reports indicated that some Ghanaians are adhering to the President's directive whilst others are doing the contrary.
Some videos making the rounds on social media shows some military personnel part of the joint security task force, Operation Covid Safety seen maltreating persons refusing to adhere to the directives of the President to remain indoors.
In a radio interview today, Dr. Norman said some of the citizens are doing the contrary to the President's directive despite government's updates on measures Ghanaians must adhere to in containing the spread of the virus, suggesting a complete lockdown would have prevented such instances
Meanwhile, no new case of Covid-19 has been recorded currently. Ghana has so far recorded 152 with five deaths.
An update by the Ghana Health Service stated that the 11 new cases, were recorded yesterday March 29, 2020.