Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians to take caution against the transmission of coronavirus in the country.
Mr. Mahama admonished the citizenry not to draw their strength from President Akufo-Addo’s decision to lift restriction on movements but rather take all preventive protocols against the virus seriously.
Addressing the nation in a digital conversation on COVID-19 on Thursday, April 23, 2020, the former President was concerned about the decisions of the President and hoped he doesn’t put the lives of Ghanaians at risk during this coronavirus pandemic.
To him, the President seems to have relaxed efforts on fighting the pandemic due to the low mortality rate and the number of mild to no symptoms cases in the country.
“One gets the sense that perhaps because of the current low mortality and the cases we have confirmed, the President might be seeking to rely on what is called head immunity as a strategy to fight COVID-19 but I dare say this is dangerous. We must remember that there are reports of re-infection occuring in some cases elsewhere and also prolonged immunity to the virus has not yet been proven at this stage,” he stated.
He urged Ghanaians to safeguard their own lives because in this trying time of the virus, ”nobody knows who will live and who will die”.
“I urge all Ghanaians to continue to be responsible and not to assume that the country is out of the woods yet because of the removal of the lockdown. I want to strongly encourage all my fellow citizens, particularly the aged and those with underlying medical conditions to continue to remain at home. The young are also advised to exercise precaution because in the reality of the COVID-19 Russian roulette and for those who don’t know Russian roulette, google it; nobody knows who will live and who will die,” he stressed.