The further extension of Ghana’s border closure begins today for the next two weeks. This was announced by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah via his social media handle on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
“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.” Oppong Nkrumah’s post on Twitter read.
The Minister explained that the move is to ensure that the risk of importation of covid-19 cases will remain curtailed while government focuses 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.”
The post added, “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. #ThisTooShallPass”
The first closure of Ghana’s borders, land, air and sea, took effect on Sunday, March 22, 2020, following an announcement by the President Akufo-Addo during his broadcast to the nation on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
This was intended to curb the escalation of the Coronavirus infection rate in the country.
“Anyone who comes will be quarantined for 14days. The closure will, however, not apply to goods, supplies, and cargo,” he added