Ghana has lifted the three-week-old restriction on movements of persons within parts of Greater Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi metropolitan areas.
However, speaking during a live televised address on Sunday 19 April, President Nana Akufo-Addo said that Ghana’s borders remain closed with restrictions on the social gathering of not more than 25 people still effective.
The decision to place the four major cities; Accra, Tema, Kumasi, and Kasoa under lockdown was informed by the need to contain spread of the virus and scale-up the tracing of persons who had come into contact with infected persons.
The President emphasized that Ghanaians must adhere to social distancing measures. In addition, the President noted positive developments such as the use of drones to transport samples to laboratory centers.
“Ghana has beefed up domestic production of personal protective equipment such as 14550 scrubs, 11,900 gowns, 19,980 head covers, 263281 nose masks, and 13002 N-95 nose masks,” added the President.