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General News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


GhanaWeb Polls: 55% call for another lockdown to curb coronavirus spread

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Results from a poll conducted by GhanaWeb on whether the government should impose another lockdown in the country indicate that many Ghanaians will be in favour of another lockdown to ease the spread of COVID-19.

The poll which commenced on the 20th of May 2020 had 381people, representing 55.14% of respondents calling for another lockdown as they believe it will help in the country's fight against the virus.

"Right now we have to lock down the whole country at least minimum 15 days with strict lockdown..." one respondent noted.

Meanwhile, 40.96% of participants which is made up of 283 voted against the idea of any further restrictions.

Here is a link to the polls on GhanaWeb

In the heat of this discussion, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 24, 2020, indicated that plans are underway to further ease the coronavirus restrictions adding that, “we have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever.”

Results from this poll is only representative of participants and therefore can not be generalised.


GhanaWeb launched its polls in May with the first question being: should the EC go ahead with the new register?

This poll question gained 141,132 responses in 48 hours and over 2,000 people commented under the poll expressing divergent views about the Electoral Commission and the new voters’ register.

The GhanaWeb Poll is an open-access poll that allows participants to self-select into participation. The results of the poll cannot be generalized, but are only representative of the participants of the poll.

The poll seeks to enable GhanaWeb readers to predict the opinions of Ghanaians on issues and decisions that affect the country.

Visit the polls page for more questions and results.