University of Ghana associate professor and political scientist, Prof Ransford Gyampo is calling on government to introduce a lockdown to serve as a wake-up call to loose population amid the consistent rise in coronavirus cases.
Prof Ransford Gyampo stressed that the measure though fast-acting but needed in the face of COVID-19 statistics.
“We need a fast-acting response from government and I suggest we should lockdown because the numbers have increased. I think there should be a second lockdown for two weeks so it hits Ghanaians” he said this during a program on Accra-based Asaase Radio monitored by Ghanaweb.
He disclosed that Ghana was paying the price for having the perception that the virus had left, especially during the 2020 political season and other festivities.
As at January 29, a total of 629 new cases brought the caseload to 63,883. As it stands now, there are 3,940. Greater Region accounts for over 50% of all cases with about 37,117 cases.
Second to fifth slots are occupied by Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central Regions with 11,895, 3,392, 2,779 and 2,245 respectively.