President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo by Executive Instrument has extended closure of borders to the country by two more weeks (14 days extra).
This was announced by the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkumah in a Thread on Twitter.
He said: “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.”
“This is to ensure that the risk of importation of covid-19 cases will remain curtailed while we focus 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 to many.”
“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.
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According to the minister of Information, the move is to ensure that the risk of importation of coronavirus cases remains curtailed while the government focuses on the enhanced tracing and testing program currently underway.