Coronavirus: Ghana closes all borders after recording 21 COVID-19 case and 1 death

Coronavirus: Ghana closes all borders after recording 21 COVID-19 case and 1 death

- Ghana has closed all of its borders to human traffic effective Sunday, March 22, 2020

- The closure was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in a public broadcast

- According to Akufo-Addo, the move is to help reduce the importation of Coronavirus into the country

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed that all of Ghana's borders be closed for two weeks as the nation fights the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The closure of the borders starts from 12:00am on Sunday, March 22, 2020, after which every human who wants to enter will be quarantined and tested for the virus.

"Firstly, all our borders, that is by land, sea, and air will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday. Anybody who comes into the country before midnight will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus."

However, Akufo-Addo added, "this closure will not affect goods, supplies, and cargo."

President Akufo-Addo made the announcement in his third address to the nation on the Coronavirus pandemic.

As already reported by YEN.com.gh has had 19 cases with one of them dying in Kumasi. Of all the cases 16 were imported.

The new measure is to help stop the importation new COVID-19 cases into the country and help stop the spread in the country.

Meanwhile, the government has set up a special Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the Coronavirus disease.

The 16-bed facility is to treat complicated cases of Coronavirus especially patins who will suffer respiratory complications.

The facility is located at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) at Legon in Accra.

Earlier, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II had called for a stop to all political activities amid the Coronavirus fight

According to Otumfuo, it was prudent for the nation to concentrate on the disease rather than politics.

He thus urged the media to devote their time to fighting the disease rather than giving coverage to politics.

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