Dr Gordon Abeka-Nkrumah, a health economist has cautioned the President not to lift the lockdown restrictions now. He has further supported the idea of a total lockdown, saying any move to ease the current restrictions will erode all the progress made so far.
With the President set to address the Nation tonight on additional measures the government is taking to curb the spread of the deadly virus, the health economist has advised the President not to heed to calls to ease the restrictions since it could be catastrophic.
“Lockdowns have economic gradients. So the best we can do is to make sure that, we get people to stay home in the next week or two. We make sure we ramp up tests and isolate people and then we can encourage the wearing of masks so that we can then come out. Because if we don’t do that and we joke, what will happen is that, we may go back again and lockdown entirely in a way that we probably can not handle. We need to get a bit more firm and get this to work”. He said.