Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the extension of the closure of the country’s entry points for more than 20 days in a bid to sustain the fight against the new coronavirus.
The president, who announced this order in the studios of the national broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, where he had joined the leadership of organized labor to commemorate this year’s Labor Day, said the extension starts from May 4 till May 31.
“The overwhelming majority of the COVID-19 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,” he said.
Ghana still has in place the ban on public gatherings, including the closure of schools, churches, and mosques, while making the wearing of face masks in public places mandatory to curb the person-to-person, and community spread of the pandemic.
“Although these restrictions cannot, and will not be a permanent feature of our lives, they are for now essential for our survival,” Akufo-Addo said. Enditem