COVID-19: Akufo-Addo extends border closure by 2 more weeks

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has further extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by an additional two-week period. This was made known to the general public by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

“Hi Folks, President @NAkufoAddo has by a new executive instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks effective midnight tomorrow April 5.” Oppong Nkrumah’s post on Twitter read.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah explained that the move is to ensure that the risk of importation of COVID-19 cases will remain curtailed while the government focuses on the enhanced tracing and testing program currently underway.

“Mr. President believes that these tough decisions are necessary to protect the lives of Ghanaians despite the inconvenience it causes too many.”

The post added, “We continue to thank essential service providers who are at the frontlines of this COVID-19 response program. We also thank the people of Ghana for their cooperation thus far. #ThisTooShallPass”

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