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Coronavirus: Borders to remain closed for one month – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s borders will remain closed for an additional month taking effect on Monday, 4th May, 2020 at 1 am.

The announcement was made by President Akufo-Addo when he addressed the nation on 1st May as part of celebrations for Workers Day.

The closure of the border is to prevent further importation of COVID-19 cases into the country.

It will be recalled that the Ghana Health Service disclosed majority of cases that were recorded in the country were persons who had travelled in past weeks or month.

“With the suspension of all public gatherings still in force and our schools still closed, 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. These restrictions cannot and will not be a permanent feature of our lives but they are for now essential for our survival,”

Ghana has so far confirmed 2,074 positive cases with 212 recoveries and 17 deaths.

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