Last Friday, President Akufo Addo announced a partial lockdown of parts of the country.
Most areas that would be affected are the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.
This lockdown takes effect on Monday 30th March at 1:00 AM.
This means after that time, nobody will be allowed to travel to or out of the two regions either by air, sea or land.
As a result, a number of people have started leaving the two regions to the other 14 regions not affected by the lockdown.
Some have left already, others plan to do so before Monday at 1:00 AM.
However, this is the worst decision one can make.
Mostly, because this could result in the spread of the virus to the other regions, therefore, making it harder for the country to fight the virus.
Also, if you are already infected – which you wouldn’t know until you start showing symptoms – you’re better of being treated in these two regions which are relatively well resourced to treat coronavirus patients.
The virus is known to be viscous when it attacks the elderly or people with underlining health conditions – going back out (out of the two regions) may mean putting your parents or elderly people in your family at risk.
If these do not convince you, here is a test case.
Italy is now the worst-hit country – even ahead of China, the original epicentre.
One of the contributing factors to Italy’s coronavirus problem was that when a lockdown was announced a lot of people reportedly fled to their hometowns.
Thereby carrying the virus to them who at the time were not well equipped to handle it.
Just as the government asked Ghanaians to stay at home as much as possible.
You have to stay put where you are – either in the Greater Accra Region or the Ashanti Region.
That is the only way to contain the virus, flatten the curve and then beat this thing.
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