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PANIC AS GHANA RECORDS 60-PERCENT INCREASE IN CASES AFTER LIFTING LOCKDOWN.

President Nana Akufo-Addo had cited “severe difficulties for all of us across the country, especially for the poor and vulnerable” as a major reason for lifting the lockdown.

Eleven days after lifting the lockdown and restriction of movement in the country, Ghana has recorded a 60 per cent increase in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

President Nana Akufo-Addo had cited “severe difficulties for all of us across the country, especially for the poor and vulnerable” as a major reason for lifting the lockdown. He had ordered Ghanaians to practise social distancing and personal hygiene.

A Nigerian businessman based in Ghana said that the increase in figures of covid19 cases had instilled fears in the people. He said people are getting more confused on how to relate with the situation on the ground because there has been an increase in the covid19 cases on a daily basis. As at 10days, ago the confirmed cases were 1.042 but as at today, 10day after relaxing the lockdown, it is now 1.671, this translates to about 60percent increase.

People are sceptical and think that the president hasn’t made a good decision but is trying to buttress his points that he is looking at this from an economic point of view because right now, 70percent of the economy in Ghana is driven by SMEs and there are the hardest hit people. It is hard to say but Ghana is still in it, Business activities have resumed but a bit slow as people are still sceptical about going out, most corporate organizations still work from home.

One will begin to imagine with the use of facemask, hand gloves, social distancing and markets practising shift system the covid19 cases still increase as the virus is still spreading.

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