The issue of Covid-19 is one that remains not just a Ghanaian pandemic but a worldwide pandemic which have crippled powerful and resourceful countries in the world including America, United Kingdom,Italy, Spain, France, China and a whole lot of other countries. Ghana first recorded it’s first case of the novel Coronavirus on 12th March, 2020 with two cases confirmed on the first day.
Numerous measures have been deployed by the current government led by President Akufo-Addo and his team during this Coronavirus season which are highly commendable. Ghana’s partial lockdown started on 30th March and ended on 19th April. The lifting of the partial Lockdown seems to be more of a failure rather than a blessing based on statistics available. Below are reasons why the lifting of the lockdown was a complete failure.
During Ghana’s three weeks of partial lockdown which started on 30th March to 19th April, we were able to record a total of 890 new Covid-19 cases within the three weeks of partial lockdown. The figure signify that averagely Ghana recorded 42 daily new Covid-19 cases within the three weeks of partial lockdown imposed on Awutu Senya East, Greater Accra and Ashanti region.
After Ghana lifted the partial Lockdown starting from 20th April, 2020 we have since recorded a total of 1,032 new cases. This signify that within just 11 days after the lifting of the partial lock Ghana has recorded 1,032 new cases of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. So on the average, for the last 11 days of the lifting of the partial Lockdown, Ghana has recorded 94 daily new Coronavirus cases.
Comparing the 42 daily new cases of Coronavirus within the three weeks of the partial lockdown to the 94 daily new cases recorded within just 11 days after the lifting of the partial lockdown, shows that President Akufo-Addo’s decision to lift the partial lockdown was a complete failure going by pure statistics.
Article By: Osman Nuhu