Home / BUSINESS / Lockdown: Government lifts ban on movement

Lockdown: Government lifts ban on movement

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lifted restrictions imposed on the movement of persons within some parts of Greater Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi.

This decision, the President indicates that is to give the government the opportunity to try to contain the spread of the virus, scale-up effectively the tracing of persons who had come into contact with infected persons, test them for the virus and quarantine those who tested positive and isolate them for treatment.

This was announced by President during his live televised address to the nation today, Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Although the lifting of the restrictions may come as a reprieve to the many whose livelihoods may have been hit hard following the imposition, access to some major sectors remains restricted.

Four major cities, Accra, Tema, Kumasi, and Kasoa, had been placed under a three-week lockdown purposely to hold the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

The President stated in his last address that, the initial two-week restrictions imposed on these areas saw a further seven days extension as the nation waited for test results from some 14,000 samples taken.

Despite the lifting of the lockdown, Ghana’s borders will remain closed. The ban on social gatherings of not more than 25 persons is also still in place.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo observed that “lifting these restrictions does not mean we are letting our guard down.”

“I am demanding even greater adherence to these measures,” he stressed.

Watch below the President’s full address.


 

About Alhassan Abdul Raheem

Alhassan Abdul-Raheem Popularly known as the Extra Coda Gh, Alhassan Abdul-Raheem create value online by creating entertainment and sports content, he has been blogging for some years now and has helped build some solid brands in the country via social media. Alhassan Abdul-Raheem has a Certificate in Information Technology from Princolinks Institute of Technology, he also is an established computer Lab Instructor, Graphic Designer, and a website designer as well. Contact Him via email alhassanabdulraheem2508@gmail.com

Check Also

We will complete free wifi for SHS and tertiary institutions in our second term – Bawumia

We will complete free wifi for SHS and tertiary institutions in our second term – …

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com