Here’s A List Of Service Providers And Activities Exempted From The Lockdown

President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on Friday [March 7, 2020] at 11:15 pm announced a lockdown of Accra, Tema and Kumasi for two weeks, effective Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1 am, as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The call for a lockdown became necessary after Ghana recorded a massive spike in COVID-19 cases. As at the evening of March 27, 2020, Ghana confirmed a total of 137 cases including 4 deaths and 2 recoveries.

However, not everyone Ghanaian is expected to observe the lockdown due to the services they offer.

The President in his address named a list of service providers and activities that are exempted from the lockdown.

Below is a list of service providers and activities that are exempted from the restrictions:

  • Members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary;
  • Production distribution and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medicine, paper and plastic packages.
  • Environmental and sanitation activities;
  • VALCO staff
  • Road and Railway
  • Construction workers;
  • Mining workers;
  • Fisherfolk;
  • Members of the security agencies assigned lawful duties;
  • The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital service providers; and
  • Fuel stations staff.

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