Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong has advised government to halt the activities of all public transport services for at least 4 weeks, if they want to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
According to him, the close body contact in trotros especially can increase the case transmission of the pandemic.
He made the call while addressing the media after he donated some 200,000 nose masks, hand gloves and other Personal Protective items including beds to Ghanaians through the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
“When you look at the spread of this disease, I get so scared so I am of the view that they’ve done a lot to educate the people but we should go a step further. That even if it is just for 1 month, which is 4 weeks, they should stop all passenger cars, all taxis and all trotro if not, we are joking,” he stated.
Sharing his views on whether or not the government should consider a lockdown, the outspoken New Patriotic Party MP said a “partial lockdown for the meantime and if the situation escalates, we have to have a total lockdown.”
President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday appealed to transport operators to dialogue with government and find ways to modify their seating capacity in order to protect Ghanaians who use such services as Ghana’s COVID-19 cases sharply rises to 53.