President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday, lifted the partial lockdown on Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.
He said Ghana is at its critical stage in the fight against the novel coronavirus adding that the lockdown will not be extended.
The president said: “In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus.”
“I have taken the decision to lift the three-week-old restriction on movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts, with effect from 1am on Monday, 20th April.”
This decision, however, didn’t go down well with many Ghanaians on social media. They viewed the decision as ‘careless’ as they argued that Ghana isn’t out of the woods yet.
Check out some of the disagreement tweets below
In essence…— Gary #StayAtHome (@garyalsmith) April 19, 2020
The President keeps saying “if you stop moving, the virus stops moving”.
But the President now says we are free to move as we please.
And he is trusting 29 million Ghanaians to be sensible.
“we can bring back the economy but we can’t bring back lives”— O’Kwaysie (@CannyMcCoy) April 19, 2020
Short men and lies.
Perhaps we have now learned how to bring people back to life. 🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/SZ2d0FpTgt— Nana Ama Agyemang Asante (@JustNanaAma) April 19, 2020
Ghanaians, we’re doomed, president why, so you value elections than the lives of your people.— Ankye Emmanuel (@AakyeEmmanuel) April 20, 2020
What happened to your magic comment that says, We know how to bring the economy to life, what we do not know is how to bring the dead back to life?. Why Akufo Addo, why, why, why?.