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General News of Thursday, 26 March 2020


Health Minister meets Health Committee of parliament following agitation for lockdown

Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu is expected to meet the Health committee of parliament today over covid -19 pandemic.

The engagement will provide a platform for briefing of government plans in the fight against the pandemic and a possible lockdown of the nation.

The Ghana Medical Association(GMA) has called on President Akufo Addo to declare a nationwide lockdown of Ghana in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus(Covid-19) in Ghana.

According to the GMA, it is fully conscious of the threat posed by this pandemic, the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate of capacity(logistic and human resource) of the nation’s health system to deal with increased numbers of COVID-19 infections in the severe to critical cases.

The Association of Doctors in a statement signed by its President, Dr. Frank Ankobea and Secretary Dr. Justice Yankson said “the lockdown though not a comfortable decision for leadership and citizens alike, is a proven option backed by science and along with the other measures will ultimately be in our best interest.”

The GMA called on all Ghanaians to support such a move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic.

Ghana as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 has recorded 68 cases of coronavirus with three deaths.

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