"Closure of Ghana's Borders Extended By One Month" - Akufo-Addo

As part of measures at reducing the spread of coronavirus and movement of persons to and from the country, President Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of borders by one month.

According to him, the move is to ensure the country is able contain and control the novel virus causing deaths among others.

Addressing workers via a virtual May Day Celebration, President Akufo-Addo said "Effective May 4, 2020; the country's borders, i.e land, air and sea will be closed with exception of goods"

He noted that the extension is part of measures at ensuring the country reduces the importation of the virus.

President Akufo-Addo said “All that government is doing is intended to achieve five key objectives: limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread and provide adequate care for the sick"

He added that limiting the impact of the virus on social and economic life, as well as inspiring the expansion of the country's domestic capabilities and deepen its self-reliance.

Ephasising the directive, he mentioned that whiles the country looks at finding a solution to the pending issue, government seeks to boost the tracing and testing programme.

President Akufo-Addo lauded workers for their selfless efforts assuring them of Government’s support in their activities.

Ghana's case count of Coronavirus stands at 2,074 with 212 recoveries and 17 deaths.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith