Gov’t To Decide On Extension Of Lockdown This Week

President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The government of Ghana will, this week, take a decision on whether or not to extend the two-week lockdown.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed this during his fifth address to the nation on measures taken against the spread Covid-19 in Ghana, on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

“Through the course of the coming week, the determination will be made as to whether or not to extend the two-week lockdown,” the President said.

The decision on whether or not to extend the two-week lockdown that was imposed on Accra, Tema Kumasi and Kasoa, has become necessary after the President extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by two weeks.

The extension of the border closure was to prevent the importation of new Covid-19 cases, as the govenrment works to manage the situation in the country.

Ghana as at April 4, 2020 confirmed 214 Covid-19 cases, including 5 deaths and 3 recoveries. All 5 deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection

The Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).


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