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The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is strongly advocating for an immediate lockdown by the government, especially in Ghana’s capital, Accra and Kumasi.
Nana Yaw Akwadah, Head of the Bureau told Kasapa 102.5 Fm that the biggest threat we face as a country in this dispensation is to overlook a lockdown in these major cities where the spread of the virus is thickening.
Covid-19 is driving upheaval in every human realm and has disrupted the economies on the globe.
The Government of Ghana’s pre-occupation is to slow the spread of the disease as the world struggle to get a vaccine.
Although the BPS has applauded government’s measures over COVID-19, it contended that what the state must consider is “drastic and decisive measures” to avert dire consequences.
In a statement early on, BPS said “We have independently assessed the fears, facts and available figures relevant to COVID-19 in Ghana and are fully convinced that despite all measures in place to avoid lateral or community spread and ensure public safety, the health system lacks the capacity to contain a mass outbreak in the event of occurrence,” BPS stated in a release issued Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Ghana’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus has jumped to 24 with one death.
There has been the closure of the country’s borders, including ports- land sea and air- effective midnight on Sunday as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the country will observe a national Day of fasting and prayers on Wednesday, March, 25, as part of the nation’s spiritual warfare against covid-19.