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General News of Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Source: Atinka Online

Coronavirus: Gov’t will impose curfew if you flout precautionary measures - Oppong Nkrumah


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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated that government will impose curfew should the public go against the precautionary measures given by the health experts to prevent Coronavirus (COVID) and there is a spike of infections.

The restriction of movement was lifted by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Sunday, April 19th 2020.

After announcing the end of the lockdown, it was seen on social media and in some communities that people had gathered to jubilate over the news.

Just a day after the announcement, it was also noted in town that a lot of people had started going to back to their normal duties, especially at the markets, and the transport stations without observing the social distancing rule.

While some Ghanaians belief the lifting of the restrictions was needed, a lot of the public have also condemned the decision by the government, saying that it will rather spread the virus in communities.

Speaking to this in an interview on Peace FM, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah averred that if people refuse to adhere to other measures including social distancing and there is an increase in infections, a total lockdown, and a curfew will be imposed as the President outlined in his address.

“If we continue adhering to the other measures, we don’t expect a spike of infections. The 14 other regions where there was no lockdown, we didn’t see any spike, but if people keep being stubborn, and there is a spike, a lockdown and a curfew will be imposed,” he stated.

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