The Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Titus Beyuo has welcomed the idea of a second possible lockdown or other stricter measures following a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Dr Titus speaking on the breakfast show of Joy FM indicated that following the astronomical increase in Covid-19 cases, the government must enforce stricter measures. He said this would help curb the situation as the cases are increasing.
Furthermore, he attributed the spike in cases to the blatant refusal to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols. Additionally, he bemoaned the non-adherence to the protocols especially during national programs like the voters’ registration. He added that even though a lockdown may be difficult, other difficult measures should be put in place especially looking at current data.
“Well, imposing new restrictions, I would say yes. Lockdown might be difficult but I think any other restriction should be guided by the figures we are getting. The data is showing us we are going in a worse direction” he added.
However, he went on to add that people are not adhering to the protocols because they feel the messages are not strong enough. In addition, he posited that if there are messages that create more social awareness on the disease, it would be prudent.
“We need something that creates social awareness that things are not looking that good ” he stated.
Furthermore, he intimated that if the government could put in more stringent measures during the execution of certain government programs, it could be expedient. According to Dr Titus Beyou, if persons in charge of these programs could be held responsible for any non-adherence, that would be best.
“We can say if people do not obey instructions at a particular polling centre the place should be closed down so that the people there know we are serious about observing social distancing? Somebody must be held responsible,”
Covid-19, a respecter of no persons after possible lockdown ideas trickle down
Initially, when Covid-19 popped up in the country, many were under the notion that it is meant for the elite society. True, though, in recent times, some prominent persons, especially in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have met their demise as a result of Covid-19.
However, just yesterday, Mr Kojo Owusu Afriyie, a.k.a Sir John, former party chairman of the NPP, kicked the bucket after testing positive. Scores of people have given thumbs up to President Akufo-Addo for his approach against the virus.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI