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48-hour ‘window’ previous lockdown was vital – Okoe Boye tells critics


Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Krowor constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has turned down the recommendation that the 48-hour recognize preceding the lockdown implementation, defeated its objective.

According to him, that period of time enabled residents in affected communities to regulate their life in advance of the restriction on movement was enforced.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in his handle to the nation on Friday, March 27, announced the conclusion to prohibit actions in the Increased Accra Metropolitan Region which involved Kasoa in the Central Area as very well as Bigger Kumasi.

The conclusion according to Nana Akufo-Addo, was to allow the country control the price of an infection of the new coronavirus. It was to consider influence on Monday, March 30, 2020.

However, adhering to the announcement, hundreds if not hundreds, of Ghanaians dwelling or performing in areas influenced by the lockdown, commenced migrating to other pieces of the country even though panic buying grew to become the order of the working day.

Some critics blamed the situation on the selection to let the 48-hour hole in between the period of time of the announcement and when its implementation was to get spot.

But talking Wednesday, April 1, on Upfront on JoyNews Television, Dr Okoe Boye reported allowing for individuals to properly settle down in their comfort and ease zone prior to the lockdown, was strategic and ideal.

“Everywhere in the entire world, they don’t surprise men and women with lockdown in particular when your societal architecture does not allow it,” the community health and fitness skilled explained to Winston Amoah, host of the programme.

He argued that it was necessary to “give a window” for people who want to settle in their purely natural ecosystem whilst at the exact same time, attaining the reason of decreasing the distribute of the Covid-19.

He also commended the general public for responding “so well” to the lockdown.

Enjoy the whole dialogue underneath.

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