Ghana’s president extends closure of country’s borders by two weeks

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GHANA’S President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by two weeks, Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced via Twitter.

The extension took effect on April 5.

‘President Akufo-Addo has by a new Executive Instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks effective midnight tomorrow, April 5.

‘Mr President believes that these tough decisions are necessary to protect the lives of Ghanaians despite the inconvenience it causes to many,’ read the tweet.

The minister said the extension of the border closure is to ensure that there is no risk of importation of Covid-19 into Ghana while the country focuses on the enhanced contact tracing and testing programme currently underway.

Ghana’s air, sea and land borders have been closed since March 22 following an order by the president as part of the country’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

So far, Ghana has recorded 214 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and five deaths.

 

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