BY PHILIP ANTOH
THE CHIEF Executive Officer of Marrer Ghana Limited and Susatgad Boat Building and Fishing Industries, Mr Novihoho Afaglo, has stated that the only way Ghana can contain the spread of Covid-19 is to go for a total lockdown.
Mr Afaglo said it was time for the government to consider a total lockdown, “if we really wants to reduce the numbers and maintain the affected cases at hand.”
He said allowing our market women to go ahead to sell was not the best decision but rather one putting the country’s life at a risk in terms of the fight against Covid-19.
He added that, “As part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, the government, from now on, should ban the importation of used clothes and other items for the time being. This is because the deadly virus can stay on things for as long as three weeks.
“We have to ensure that the health of the people is considered as number one priority and not taken for granted.”
He said the whole nation should congratulate the military personnel, the police and other security personnel on availing themselves for the fight against the Coronavirus, stressing that “they have shown love for their people and country knowing the risk of leaving their families at home to ensure the safety of the people.”
Mr Afaglo said, “I have read few articles and seen videos circulating showing that the end of the world has come, causing fear and panic among some people but take this from me that this war against Covid-19 will soon be a thing of the past”.
He is therefore calling for a total lockdown as that is the only possible means now to fight the virus in addition to the prescribed protocols.
Ghana had recorded 214 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with five deaths as of yesterday, April 6, 2020. The first confirmed case of Covid-19 was recorded in Ghana on March 13, 2020.