President Akufo-Addo addressing members of the Trades Union Congress at the Jubilee House in Accra.

President Akufo-Addo has broken his silence on calls for a lockdown of the country in the wake of the Coronavirus spread.

Individuals and groups including the Ghana Medical Association and TUC have called for a complete lockdown to stem the spread of the virus.

Speaking at the Jubilee House when leadership of the TUC called on him, President Akufo-Addo said the consequences of the lockdown must be looked at before a decision is made. He said sooner than later government’s position on the lockdown will be known.

Government officials and TUC executives at the meeting at the Jubilee House.

He said the decision to ban international flights is yielding results.

 The Secretary General of TUC, Dr Yaw Baah, called for broader consultation in the fight against Covid-19.

Delegation from the Trades Union Congress at the Jubilee House.

The closed door meeting was attended by the Chairman of TUC, Richard Yeboah, Deputy Secretary General, Joshua Ansah, Vice Chairman of TUC Alex Nyarko Opoku, and Director of Research Dr Kwabena Nyarko.

The government side was represented by Trade Minister, Alan John Kyerematen; Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu;

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