A cross-section of the public have expressed their support for efforts being made by government to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
As Ghanaians await an address from the President of the Republic later today, many are of the view that there should be an extension of the partial lockdown till the pandemic is brought under control.
Ms Naa Owoo, a student, told the Ghana News Agency that the partial lockdown has limited the community spread of the virus and since the curve of recorded cases has not yet flattened, there is no need to revoke the lockdown.
She said it is important extend the lockdown so that extra mechanisms would be put in place by government to completely rid society of the pandemic.
She urged all to stay home and not trivialize issues concerning the pandemic.
Mr Smith Bortey, a health worker, told GNA that allowing movements in the country may lead to a faster spread of the virus and advised that, “We probably need more than partial lockdown, since the numbers are not coming down.
A two-weeks complete lockdown can cause a significant fall of the number of cases.”
Ms Priscilla Bortey, a retailer, said there is the need an intensification of the social spacing message and urged all citizens to adhere to this particular directive even in their homes.
“In case the President declares an extension of the lockdown, let’s all agree and obey since it would be necessary for the preservation of our lives. We need to be strict and limit the spread of the virus, whether there is a lifting of lockdown or not”, she said.
Mr P K Coffie, a resident of Madina, said the lockdown was implemented alongside the introduction of other precautionary measures like the regular washing of hands or the use of hand sanitizers, covering the mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing, avoiding handshakes and crowded places and maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.
I am of the view, he added, that this should be maintained at all times.