President extends closure of borders by two weeks

President Nana Akufo-Addo has, by a new executive instrument (EI 66), extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has announced.

The directive, which takes effect midnight tomorrow, April 5, is to ensure that the risk of importation of covid-19 cases will remain curtailed while government focuses on enhancing tracing and testing programme which is currently in process.

Prior to this new directive, the President, on March 21, had ordered the closure of all of the country’s borders, including land, sea, and air to human traffic for two weeks.

In a post on Twitter, the Information Minister stated: “Mr. President believes that these tough decisions are necessary to protect the lives of Ghanaians despite the inconvenience it causes to many.”

He further expressed appreciation to essential service providers at the frontlines of the country’s covid-19 response programme, as well as citizens for their cooperation.

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