Ghana’s Coronavirus cases have risen from the initial 68 recorded earlier today to 93 positive cases within 12 hours.
This means Ghana has officially recorded 40 additional cases today to reach the 93 cases today, Wednesday 25th March 2020.
Meanwhile, an additional person has been recorded dead bringing the death total as of today to 4 persons.
Ghanaians today on the directives of the president held a prayer and fasting across the country to beseech the Lord for mercy.
Already there is a report that one person has recovered from the Coronavirus and he been released.
As way of minimising the situation, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government of Akufo-Addo to declare a lockdown in the country with immediate effect.
The Association wants only persons providing essential services to be allowed to go about their activities in times President Akufo-Addo has described as “not ordinary.”
“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.
“We call on all Ghanaians to support such a move in the national interest to save our nation from the devastating effects of this pandemic,” GMA said in a press statement released Wednesday.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Kojo Opong Nkrumah, the Information Minister said based on professional expert advice it is premature to impose a lockdown in the country.
He, however, believes that all options are “on the table” as the Akufo-Addo-led administration is prepared to implement the needful when necessary.
But the Ghana Medical Association said, “the disturbing trend of community spread and the obvious inadequate capacity (logistics and human resource) of the nation’s health system to deal with increased cases of Covid-19 infection especially severe and critical cases.”