President Nana Akuffo Addo has extended the closure of the country’s borders to the end of May. According to him, this is to ensure that the local cases of COVID-19 are adequately treated.
The President made this revelation at a closed-door celebration of the Labour Day, organized by GBC in conjunction with the Trade Union Congress (TUC). This extension will be effected on Monday, May 4 at 1 am GMT.
“ 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 travellers or contacts of travellers, so we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travellers from importing the virus”. He said.
Ghana has now recorded a total of 2,074 cases of COVID-19 with 212 recoveries and 17 deaths.