A Public Health Medical Specialist, Dr. Grace Ayensu Dankwa has advised against a total lockdown as some have suggested considering the economic impact.
She wants authorities to consider targeted lockdown in the hotspots.
She told Kwabena Ahgyaponbg in an interview that instead of locking the whole country down or a region down, it would be prudent to lockdown the areas classified as the hotspots.
The medical practitioner explained that the economy if a total lockdown is announced.
He asked the government to intensify public education because the virus is real and causing havoc in families.
She narrated a story of a woman who organised a birthday party where she died of coronavirus, her daughter and some other persons who attended the party also died.
”I know of a fire that organised a party. The one the party was organised for is dead. The sister who attended the party is dead. Her mother is also dead. Her daughter is dead. Her is husband is currently at the ICU.”
She insisted that a total lockdown is not advisable for Ghana as a country.
To Ghanaians, she asked them to adhere strictly to the safety protocols because the virus is real and killing and affecting even children as compared to the first wave of infections.
She also described the reimposition of some restrictions as conflicting.
”The government should be clear and go to the next step. They should lock down the hotspots. The evidence from the experts has disclosed the hotspots. We have to lockdown the hotspots, test all the residents in those areas.”