President Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to residents of the lockdown cities to comply with the measures.
He said, “let us maintain good hygiene and respect the social distancing protocols, even when you are going out to receive the food but above all, please stay at home.”
He lamented the flouting of the restriction by some persons who continue to carry out their business to the extent of confronting members of the security services.
“That should not be countenanced. The law must be upheld, and it will be.”
“I take no delight in announcing these restrictions, however, let us all remember that they have been put in place for our collective good,” he stated.He expressed gratitude to all those who had been supporting the gesture, especially the faith based organisations.
The President stated: “I appeal to you; let’s in the meantime continue to comply with the measures. “Let’s maintain good hygiene and respect the social distancing protocols; even when you are going out to receive the food but above all, please stay at home”.
The fight against Coronavirus, he noted, has served as a humbling reminder of the things that matter, the things that cannot be bought, and the things that, all too often, go unappreciated, as a result of the stress of daily life.
“I refer to the health of those we love; the freedom to work and to congregate; the luxury of spontaneity; and the simple comfort of a handshake or a hug.”
These, he said, are the blessings of normalcy that the government is fighting to restore.
“These are blessings that we must hold onto with a deeper sense of appreciation, once this pandemic has passed,” he added.