Ghana to announce COVID-19 containment road map

President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to announce Sunday, at 2130 hours, a roadmap to easing of restrictions placed since March 15, 2020 when the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic broke in the country.

He will also give an update on the enhanced measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.

The President had last week disclosed that government was consultating with relevant stakeholders on the form and timing of easing of those restrictions to restore the social and economic life of the country.

“I expect these consultations to conclude this week so that I can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions.

“We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever,” he said when he when addressing the Muslim community in a virtual broadcast to mark the Eid-ul Fitr last Monday.

The restrictions encompass the ban on social and public gatherings, closure of schools, as well non essential businesses, and the country’s frontiers.

With Ghana’s coronavirus count hitting 7, 881 with 2,841 recoveries and 36 deaths over the weekend, many have registered thier apprehension on the possible ease of those restrictions instituted to curb the spread of the virus.

But President Akufo-Addo was emphatic in that address that safety would be the key factor in lifting those restrictions.

He was sure that with government instituting a more robust mechanism for enforcing the central strategy of defeating the virus – the application of tracing, testing and treating- coupled with citizens adhering to the social distancing protocols and hygiene refines, the social and economic life could return to normal in the shortest possible time.

The restrictions, last extended May 10, 2020, is set to end today, May, 31.

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