Ghana Records Over 9000 Unwanted Pregnancies During Lockdown – Population Council
A session of Ghana went into lockdown during the early strike of Covid19.
As adviced, individuals were to observe social distancing during this period, but one way or the other, it became a vacation period for lovers to share some quality time together.
After the three weeks period of lockdown, the Ghana Population Council has surprisingly recorded over 9000 cases of unwanted pregnancies in the country.
This really has put in doubt the social distancing mechanism proposed by the president to be observed as we stayed home.
Speaking in an interview on TV3, the Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah made this known stating that the lockdown has increased the number of pregnancies in Ghana within the last 3 weeks.
In her submission, she said there have been about 9,000 unwanted pregnancies as a result of the three weeks partial lockdown imposed on some parts of the country.
As we speak, Ghana has so far recorded 16 deaths from Coronavirus with the country recording about 1761 cases with 188 recoveries.
The government is still putting in efforts to curb the spread of the disease in Ghana as the President announced that 88 new hospitals will be constructed this year.