COVID-19: Ghana’s Borders Remain Shut – Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo says the country’s borders will remain shut until further notice.
“We now see that the decision to close down our borders has been justified…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,” he said when he addressed Ghanaians on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Ghana's air, sea and land borders were closed on Sunday, March 22, 2020 following an order by President Akufo-Addo as part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
It was subsequently extended by two weeks on April 4, 2020.
The President in his sixth address to the nation updated Ghanaians on measures put in place by the country to combat the novel coronavirus which has claimed six lives and infected some 378 persons.
President Akufo-Addo also extended the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country by one more week.
The extension takes effect from Monday, April 13, 2020.
“The decision has been taken through the issuance of another executive instrument to extend the restriction of movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts by one more week beginning 1 am on Monday the 13th of April, subject to review,” the President said.