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Covid-19: Don’t lift ban on social gatherings, stay border closures – Medical Association to Government


The Ghana Medical Association has encouraged the government to stay the ban on social gatherings as the number of novel coronavirus infections continues to rise.

GMA also wants the closure of the countries borders to remain in place to prevent the importation of Covid-19 from foreign soil.

President Akufo-Addo on April 19, lifted restrictions imposed on the movement of persons on Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi and surrounding towns as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

During that televised announcement, the president explained that the country’s borders remain closed while the ban on social gatherings, including religious gatherings, funerals, conferences and parties remains in force.

As Ghana enters her third week after the lockdown was reversed, a cross-section of the public has questioned the decision of the move in the face of the increasing cases of the virus.

But in the latest communique, Ghana Medical Association called on the government to remain resolute in staying the ban on social gatherings as they believe that “non-adherence to the Covid-19 preventive measures at this point in our collective fight against the disease has a huge potential to erode any gains made so far.”

The May 9 statement also asked that “our international borders should remain closed for now.”


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