BREAKING NEWS: Akufo-Addo lifts restriction on movement

President Akufo-Addo has lifted restriction on movement in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi effective Monday 20th April, 2020.

The President in his 7th address the nation made this new development known but, he was quick to add that suspension on public gatherings is still in force.

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He also noted that businesses can operate but under hygienic conditions.

The president said the ease of restrictions was because of Ghana’s ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons among other factors.

The factors include, ” the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, the ramping up of our domestic capacity to produce our own personal protective equipment, sanitisers and medicines, the modest successes chalked at containing the spread of the virus in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable…”.

He added: “In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, the ramping up of our domestic capacity to produce our own personal protective equipments, sanitisers and medicines, the modest successes chalked at containing the spread of the virus in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable, I have taken the decision to lift the three-week-old restriction on movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts, with effect from 1 am on Monday, 20th April.

“In effect, tomorrow will see the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi being lifted”.

The President has also extended the closure of Ghana’s national borders for two more weeks effective Monday, April 20, 2020.

Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com

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