Head of the Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, has described calls for lockdown in Ghana over the COVID-19 pandemic as premature.
Government has been under intense pressure to lockdown the country over increase of reported coronavirus cases in Ghana.
However, speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, Dr Arthur said he believes Ghana can maintain the situation “looking at where we are now.”
“A call for the lockdown is not very significant to me. We should just follow the precautions by the health professionals and we will be fine and given the measures put in place, it is obvious the government is in total control to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.
He urged it was important for government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic to be supported than the pressure for lockdown.
He revealed that there are measures to limit the spread of coronavirus within his outfit and that the Local Government Service has suspended its clocking system for staff.
“As it is now, all the assemblies are running a shift system and have suspended all meetings to curb the spread of the virus,” he noted.