The Ghana Medical Association has said that it is satisfied with the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo’s new restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.
The president on Sunday evening addressed the nation on the measures being taken against the spread of the coronavirus.
Among other things, the president indicated that there is a ban on mass gatherings. He noted that nightclubs, beaches, bars and all social gathering centres be closed. He also added that funerals and weddings should have attendees of not more than 25 people.
He also called on the police to strictly enforce the wearing of nose masks in the country and said all offenders be brought to book.
Reacting to the president’s speech on Sunday, secretary for the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson showed satisfaction in the president’s speech, indicating that it captured all vital information they needed the president to respond to. Speaking to Joy News, he said the public needs to adhere to the safety protocols in place to help curb the spread.
“The update really put the picture the way it is at the moment and the sort of things we needed to do. The president’s latest update has actually alluded to a lot of them. We have all been talking about the need to ban public gathering and I think the first step has been taken.
There are still some exemptions but it is subject to the way we conduct ourselves and the way the disease also treats us. Let’s mask up and do the social distancing and avoid the things the president has spoken about then we can slow down the current trend of [the] surge”, he said.