Hours after an official declaration cams from the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo, issuing new lockdown restrictions in some cities of the country which has recorded cases of the pandemic novel coronavirus.
Many part of the capital of Ghana, Accra has experienced many human and vehicular traffics.
People are rushing to secure one goods that can sustain them and their families during the lockdown hours which will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1:00am.
In his address the President’s nation Friday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, directed that people stay home and away from others in some parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Kumasi and Obuasi were marked as lockdown areas whiles places including the Accra Metropolis, Ablekuma and Ayawaso, Tema and Lezokuku in Accra were earmarked as restricted areas by the president.
The president said the police and other relevant authorities will be given new powers to enforce these measures.
Though markets were exempted from these measures, hundreds of Ghanaians are already in various parts of the city, either at the market square or purchasing other services including filling their gas, before the directive takes effect.
In Madina Ashale Botwe for example, Ghanaweb observed queues of persons with various sizes of gas cylinders to fill up their gas. Others were captured by the team’s lenses, purchasing groceries and food items from markets including the Mallam Market in the Ablekuma North municipality.
Of course traders are cashing in, especially with the knowledge that most persons need to stock up for at least the next two weeks.
Meanwhile President Akufo-Addo exempted some organisations, commercial vehicles and food providers from these restrictions.