Ghana’s borders to remain closed as lockdown is extended


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared that the nation’s borders will continue to remain shut until the decision is reviewed.

This, according to the President, will enhance the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country since a major number of confirmed cases in recent times were travelers who came back home.

He noted that 192 of recent infection cases came from travelers who entered the country before the closure of the borders and their contacts. “Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the three hundred and seventy-eight (378) confirmed cases are, thus, imported.”

It was against this background that he stated that “clearly, until we have the situation fully under control, we cannot, at this time, open our borders. They will have to remain shut until further notice.”

The decision was taken in addition to the extension of the restriction on movements in some major parts of the country including Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi, which have been identified to be major hotspots for the cases recorded so far.

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