Ghana’s borders and other social gatherings restricted till 31st July per the 10th national address by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
He said “by Executive Instrument, provided for these new directions, and extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings, as set out in E.I. 64 of 15th March, until 31st July.
The specific public gatherings suspended via the executive instrument include sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals, funerals, political rallies, and large religious gatherings such as crusades, pilgrimages, and conventions.
All entry points into the country thus borders, by air, land, and sea were to also remain closed until further notice for human traffic.
Ghana closed its borders several weeks back in March 2020, on 15th March, three (3) days later, under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020, Act 1012, I placed a ban on public gatherings and closed down all schools and universities.
On 21st March, all of Ghana’s borders by land, air, and sea were closed Subsequently, on 27th March, further restrictions on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Tema, Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, for a period of three (3) weeks.
It is hoped that these additional restrictions in the midst of the eased restrictions will help limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread, provide adequate care for the sick, limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life, and use the opportunity afforded by the emergency to expand our
domestic capability and deepen our self-reliance.
The president reminded all and sundry that with greater freedom comes greater responsibility. He charged all to maintain the social distancing and other protocols throughout the first phase of the easing of restrictions.