A Ghanaian resident in the United Kingdom, Mandy, has disclosed how happy the Ghanaian community are following the decision by President Akufo-Addo to close our borders.
Speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, she said, even the UK has not taken such a decision.
Mandy stated that the move would prevent imported cases and commended the president.
To her, the president showed leadership because the deadly coronavirus is dreadful.
Ghana closed all its borders on Sunday, March 22 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The border closure is to last for two weeks according to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
It will however not apply to goods, supplies and cargo.
“All our borders; by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday,” he said in an address to the Nation on Saturday evening.
President Akufo-Addo said the government’s aim with all its measures are to “limit and stop the importation of the virus; contain its spread; provide adequate care for the sick; limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life and inspire the expansion of our domestic capability and deepen our self-reliance.”
Mandy commenting on this said the move was great and admonished Ghanaians to follow the precautionary measures.
She appealed to Ghanaians not to take things for granted because the spread could escalate.
On the issue of the lockdown, she said if people do not have anything essential or important to do in town, they have to stay home.
On the UK situation, she said Britain is currently on lockdown.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said families should not leave their homes as he sought to control the spread of coronavirus, warning that police officers could fine anyone found outside without good reason for at least the next three weeks, she added.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal
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