Akufo-Addo has announced that the partial lockdown that was enforced in the country has been lifted.
The president made the announcement during his 7th national address on measures by government to curb the spread of the disease
The lockdown was put in place from March 30, 2020, and was to be in place for 2 weeks.
Following the increase in the number of cases, another week was added to the lockdown which was to be enforced on Monday, April 13, 2020. The lockdown was a partial one that affected parts of Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa.
During the update, President Akufo-Addo indicated that even though the lockdown has been lifted, other measures are still in full force.
To this effect, social distancing is still to be practiced by individuals and transport operators. The ban on social gatherings including schools and church services are still in full force and anyone who goes contrary to it would be punished.
It would be recalled that Nigeria's lockdown started also March 30 and ended April 13th.
President Muhammad Buhari on April 13th,extended the lockdown by another 14 days which is to end April 27th. This was the only difference that the Nigerians made.
Ghana added a week after the initial 14 days lockdown. While Nigeria added another 2 weeks.
By the end of the 14 days which would elapse on 27th of April, I'm sure the President would be forced to lift the lockdown ban just as Ghana did.
Ghana is a neighboring country And if in the midst of the crisis, they have lifted the ban on lockdown for people to go and get something to eat and go about their commercial activities, I'm sure the president of Nigeria would do the same also .
Already in Nigeria there has been grievances by the masses about hunger and the President has refused to provide palliatives for the people.
What is your opinion?
Would the lockdown be lifted or extended further after April 27th?
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