Ghana extends border shutdown to slow COVID-19 spread haven recorded 205 cases, five deaths, and some 31 recoveries as announced by the Ghana Health Service.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has by a new Executive Instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of the country’s borders effective Sunday, April 5, the Minister of Information has stated.
In a number of tweets, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the “tough” decision was taken to ensure that the risk of importation of coronavirus cases are curtailed.
Government by a new executive instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks effective midnight tomorrow April 5.
This is to ensure that the risk of importation of COVID-19 cases will remain curtailed while we focus on the enhanced tracing and testing program currently underway.
Mr President believes that these tough decisions are necessary to protect the lives of Ghanaians despite the inconvenience it causes to many.
We continue to thank essential service providers who are at the frontlines of this COVID-19 response program. We also thank the people of Ghana for their cooperation thus far. He added.
Ghana extends border shutdown hoping cases brought in from outside the country’s borders will be prevented whiles internal transmissions are dealt with through the partial lockdown and other measures put in place.