Coronavirus Update: Akufo-Addo extends border closure by a month

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of the country’s borders by an additional month.

The extension, which takes effect from Monday, 4 May 2020, at 1 am, was announced by the President at the virtual May Day celebration held in the studios of the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on Friday, 1 May 2020.

“With the suspension of all public gatherings still in force and our schools still closed, the government has taken the decision to extend, further, the closure of borders for a month, effective 1 am of 4th May until Sunday, the 31st of May, 2020.

“We know that the overwhelming majority of positive cases came from travelers or contacts of travelers, so, we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travelers from importing the virus,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

He reiterated his call on Ghanaians to wear facemasks wherever they go and observe the necessary WHO protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 which has, so far, killed 17 out of the 2,074 confirmed cases with 212 recoveries.


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