Information Minister states factors for extension or cancellation of lockdown in Ghana – Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a press briefing stated the components leading to a decision making for which the Government of Ghana concludes as to whether to extend or call off the lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa or perhaps other areas.
The minister stated the reasons of the government as below;
Information Minister states factors for extension or cancellation of lockdown in Ghana
“One, how much of your case count is coming from the enhanced surveillance which gives you a fair idea of how far you are going ahead, it will not tell you exactly whether you are ahead but how far, through the enhanced surveillance you people you are finding asymptomatic which suggest early days of exposure and they are becoming the majority and it will give you an indication that you have moved beyond people with symptoms…”
“Two, positive cases outside your hot spot so Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi where you have sought to contain, how many positive cases are you getting outside this hotspot which positive cases can be reasonably traced to having exited the hot spot during this period because this data will inform the theory whether indeed…”
The Minister of Information; Kojo Oppong Nkrumah also added – “ with the calls that are coming, you will see an increasing number of calls about food and perhaps even less about PPEs, it gives you a certain idea about the socio-economic cost of the lockdown.”
Additionally, he said, out of the over 10000 test being conducted with which there are expected results in the coming days will enable the government to decide on the way forward on the lockdown.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah revealed that other measures such as the mandatory quarantine systems have helped to detect hidden COVID-19 cases in the country and serves as factors for decision making.
The advise to folks is to stay home and stay safe in good health.
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