Ghana’s President Nana Addo has announced an extension of the closure of the country’s borders to the 31st of May, 2020. This new announcement has become necessary in order to aid in managing local cases of COVID-19.
The President made this announcement on the event put together to celebrate Labour Day. The program was organized by national broadcaster GBC in conjunction with the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The extension takes effect from Monday, May 4th at 01:00HRS GMT.
Delivering his speech, the President said; “Government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of our borders for a month, effective 1 am on Monday 4th May until Sunday 31st May. 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”.
Ghana now has a total of 2,074 cases of COVID-19 with 212 recoveries and 17 deaths.