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General News of Friday, 27 March 2020


Coronavirus: It’s premature to call for a lockdown – Nana Ato Arthur

Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of Local Government Service Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of Local Government Service

Head of Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur has stated that it is premature for Ghanaians especially the experts to be calling for a lockdown following the increasing confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana

In an interview monitored by, he urged the experts to rather support the government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.

“A call for the lockdown is not very significant to me. We should just follow the precautions by the health professionals and we will be fine,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen program.

He noted that, given the measures put in place, it was obvious the government is in total control to contain the spread of the virus.

On his part, he revealed that there are measures to limit the spread of coronavirus within his outfit and that the Local Government Service has suspended its clocking system for staff.

Dr Arthur said they have also complied with the directive from the Public Services Commission to run a shift system until such a time when the situation improves

“As it is now, he said all the MMDAs are running a shift system and have suspended all meetings to curb the spread of the virus,” he revealed.

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