President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted restrictions imposed on the movement of persons on Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi and surrounding towns as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the President, the 3-week lockdown has achieved its objectives, among which was the need to scale up tracing and testing people who may have come into contact with those who had already tested positive.
Addressing the nation in his seventh televised broadcast since the first confirmed cases of the disease in the middle of March, the President said the decision to suspend the lockdown will take effect from Monday, April 20, 2020.
From more than 60,000 samples tested so far, the president said, “we’ve been able to understand better the dynamism of the virus, mapped out its geographic footprint and established current and potential hotspots.”
“We’ve also been able to isolate and educate asymptomatic carriers and thereby help minimize the spread of the virus,” he continued.
But there has been a mixed reaction from Ghanaians on social media especially twitter.
Here are some of the reactions.
Prez Akufo-Addo’s dilemma
Risk killing the economy or hundreds of people?
May the Lord give him the serenity in his decision #COVID