According to President Akufo-Addo, the country’s current capability “to trace victims of this disease, currently being equipped to test, becoming capable to isolate and quarantine those folks so that we choose them out of the population, and, of class, the treatment”, are some of the elements that led to the conclusion to raise the partial lockdown.
Once more, the President additional that “we are also wanting at the demography of the disorder alone, in terms of the unwell, in phrases of demise. What we will like to do, as selection makers, is to balance all these variables and to arrive to a summary and a set of answers that will benefit our people and of course, protect the economic climate of our nation. All of these have been the basket of troubles that have led us to get this final decision.”
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President Akufo-Addo designed this acknowledged on Monday, 20th April, 2020, when he invited the Government Committee of the Ghana Health care Affiliation to a conference at Jubilee House to make clear the rationale guiding the lifting of the lockdown, and deliberate on how Governing administration and the Affiliation can proceed to operate with each other article the lifting of the lockdown.
Although remaining hopeful of gaining the knowing and co-operation of Affiliation, he expressed his pleasure about the mode of tests and the effects that have emanated from the exams.
“The common consensus has acknowledged that we have carried out the most preemptive tests on the continent in relative conditions. That has presented us a quite huge pool of info as to how the condition is unfolding in our nation. I feel our capacity to be able to proceed to do that is pretty vital for our ability to deal with this virus,” President Akufo-Addo additional.
He observed that had Federal government not taken the decision to aggressively to go out and check infected persons and their contacts, “we would not have the figures that we are receiving today and but, we would have had those incredibly exact people in the populace.”
The screening of nearly 70,000 contacts whose success are known, the President stressed, “continue to give us the demography, the infection price, the loss of life amount, and the numbers of people today who are afflicted and are moderately ill. All of individuals points are remaining rather steady in the details that we have received.”
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“It is that sturdy consistency in the information, he explained, “that we have that is inspiring our decision. I termed you here this early morning for you to listen to us and for you to also see the actions that we have.”
As President of the Republic, he indicated that “I can’t ignore the effects that this lock down is having on numerous constituencies of our country, primarily the casual personnel, a extremely crucial aspect of our overall economy, who want to have a working day out in the sector or if not in get to give for their households, who were being having a large amount of problems.”
To members of the Affiliation, the President expressed the appreciation of the nation for the essential purpose all well being staff are playing in the direction of supporting Government to battle the condition.
“You are the very centre of this fight – medical doctors and the Association of Doctors in our country. You are very, really central to regardless of what steps we will get to just take this place ahead. I imagined it was significant to fulfill promptly immediately after the final decision that we took last night time to simplicity the restrictions of actions in our two biggest metropolitan areas-Accra and Kumasi, and to get a bit of a flavour of how we are on the lookout to go about this,” he additional.
On behalf of the Ghana Health care Affiliation, Dr. Frank Ankobea, the President of the Affiliation thanked the President for the invitation, introducing that “all we require to do is to pledge our aid to Governing administration that we will carry on with you, and we will proceed to struggle till this virus is removed from Ghana.”