The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on all workers, who are not exempted from the restriction of movement within areas in Accra, Tema and Kumasi, to obey the Lockdown rules set out by government in order to avoid the further spread of the novel Coronavirus.
In a statement signed by the TUC Secretary General, Dr. Yaw Baah, the Union urged workers to be responsible and observe all the enhanced hygiene procedures.
The call follows the announcement by President Akufo-Addo, late Friday night, March 27, 2020, of a partial lock-down of parts of the country.
A portion of the statement read, “We would like to appeal to all workers in Greater Accra and Kumasi, who are not exempted from the restriction of movement, to stay at home with their families’.
“Remember that it is your civic duty to stay at home to protect yourself and others from the infection. Do not go out unless you need to attend to something really urgent,” the statement added.
Commending efforts of frontline health workers
Additionally, the Union in their statement asked health professionals and front-line workers in the fight against the spread of the virus, to remember to protect themselves as well.
The TUC further commended the frontliners for the efforts in the fight against the deadly viral disease, describing them as “heroes and heroine of this war”.
“We are counting on you to take care of us. You too have the right to be protected so you should ensure that you have all the personal protective equipment (PPE) you need to perform your duties,” the statement added.
Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, have been identified as the epicenters of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
Novel coronavirus- lockdown
Ghana, so far, has recorded 152 cases, including 5 deaths and two recoveries, as the last update yesterday, March 29, 2020.
And to contain the situation in order to prevent a further spread of the virus across the country, President of the republic, His Excellence Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo, has declared a two-week partial lockdown in Accra, Tema and the Greater Kumasi Metropolis.
Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi have been identified as the epicenters of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, hence the lockdown of part of those areas.
The lockdown starts from today, Monday, March 30, 2020.
The announcement was made in a televised address to the nation late Friday, March 27, 2020.
This means that movement of persons resident in the affected areas will be restricted to attendance to only essential services
Globally, the number of COVID-19 cases is almost 600,000 with over 27,000 deaths.