Concerning lockdown, all options are being considered – Oppong Nkrumah
The government is likely to consider the proposition of a lockdown should the situation become dire.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said all options are on the table and that the government is not ruling out any option.
There have been several calls for a total lockdown in Ghana, as the number of infections recorded as at March 24, stands at 53.
To allay the public fears, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said that the government continued to receive advice from experts.
“In these times, you would understand that there a lot of agitations and suggestions from all quarters, but we must trust the process and allow the decision-makers to make a good decision,” he said.
To make the government’s case, he referred to the earlier call for students in Wuhan to be brought back into the country, insisting that the government made a good call.
“In the very beginning, there were a lot of agitations on flying the students back home, the experts advised that it was not a good thing to do. Though that decision made, appeared a bit unpopular, events in the following weeks have shown that the experts got it right and the decision-makers got it right,” he stated.
“His Excellency, the president sits down at 6pm every evening with the COVID-19 response team, made up of experts from all over, and they give that advice subjected to interrogation. He doesn’t take those decisions lightly, so all options are on the table.
“But at this stage, the advice and the consideration is to go in accordance with the measures we have,” he reiterated.