President Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed government is yet to decide whether or not they will extend the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country.
The president made this known in his 5th address to the nation concerning measures put in place to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
According to the President the decision to extend will be based on the results of the over 19,000 tests being conducted on samples taken from contacts of COVID-19 patients.
He added government’s decision will be driven by science and available data.
Akufo-Addo noted that so far 15,385 out of 19,276 contact persons had been reached through the enhanced contact tracing and their samples have been taken for the test.
“We are, thus about to enter a critical phase of our fight in the coming week, as the Ghana Health Service is due to receive the results of some 15,385 out of 19,276 persons who have been reached through contact tracing. It is the results of these tests that will determine our future course of action. Government’s policy and measures will be driven by the science in this matter,” he noted.