John Mahama Reacts To Nana Addo Lifting Coronavirus Lockdown

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Former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has reacted to President Nana Addo’ decision of lifting Coronavirus lockdown in Kumasi and Accra.

As reported earlier President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo in his 7th address of the Nation on coronavirus has lifted the partial lockdown imposed in some parts of the country.

Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast, the President said the lockdown will be lifted from 1 am on Monday, April 20.

He, further stated that social gatherings remain restricted to an extent, public transports are equally expected to run with a considerable number of passengers.

“In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, the ramping up of our domestic capacity to produce our own personal protective equipments, sanitisers and medicines, the modest successes chalked at containing the spread of the virus in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable, I have taken the decision to lift the three-week-old restriction on movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts, with effect from 1 am on Monday, 20th April.

He said

Reacting to the Government’s decision, John Dramani Mahama opined that the lifting of the lockdown that was imposed in some parts of the country was a big mistake.

John Mahama made this known in a tweet by saying that, many health officials and even some citizens in the country have advocated for the extension of the partial lockdown while others suggest a total lockdown of the country.

Recent developments have made it clear, the extent of the spread of the virus. The last report put the number of confirmed cases at 834. Many health experts continue to suggest the necessity and appropriateness of an extension of the restrictions on movement.

He tweeted

See his tweet below: