‘Lockdown Has Produced 9,000 Unwanted Pregnancies’ – Population Council Reveals

Ghana was under partial lockdown for a period of just three weeks and it seems another problem has created.

Though the lockdown has been lifted, there has been quite a number of unwanted pregnancies recorded. This was revealed by the National Population Council.


Speaking on TV3’s Pandemic show, 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 that there have been about 9,000 unwanted pregnancies due to the three weeks some parts of the country were locked down.

As we speak, Ghana has so far recorded 16 deaths from Coronavirus with the country recording over 1500 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.

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