Torgbe Atsugah Sogah II, Chief of Sogakope has said the lockdown of Accra, Tema and Kumasi should have taken effect immediately the President announced it not after two days as it happened.
He said the lockdown was not bad but the two days before the lockdown took effect was used by people to move out of the affected areas to their villages, which has increased the risk of they carrying the virus to the Countryside.
Torgbe Atsugah Sogah II who said there should have been a total lockdown or a lockdown that would take effect immediately after its announcement to prevent people from moving out of the affected areas.
He said, there is the need for everyone to adhere to the measures put forward by the health professionals to prevent themselves from the virus since it seem people from the affected areas are in our communities.
“Everybody must adhere to the measures given by our health practitioners to be on a safer side since our relatives from Tema, Accra and Kumasi seem to be in our communities”, he said.
Torgbe Sogah II said nobody should factor on the idea that no case of coronavirus has been recorded in the Volta region and leave the issues of personal hygiene to chance.
He asked families who have their relatives from the lockdown areas with them in the various Sogakofe communities to report them to the Sogakofe hospital for them to be tested of the Coronavirus as soon as possible.
The Chief of Sogakope urged the bread sellers and other vendors to practice social distancing and frequently wash their hands as often as possible.
He asked from the Okada riders to desist from transporting foreigners through unapproved routes to the country since it exposes them to more risk of contracting the virus.
” Don’t focus too much on the money you would get from this people, if you are not caught and punished, you could contract the coronavirus which that money cannot take care of “, he said.
Chief of Sogakope also asked from Pastors, Christians Muslims and Traditional leaders to continue to pray for Ghana and the World for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27, declared a two-week partial lockdown of Accra, Tema and Kumasi, the epicenters of the coronavirus disease in Ghana.