- President Akufo-Addo has announced a partial lockdown of the country in new measures to fight COVID-19
- According to Akufo-Addo, the lockdown starts from Monday, March 30, 2020, and it will last for two-weeks
- Here is a list of the areas affected by the partial lockdown
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, and Kumasi in a bid to stop the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The lockdown which starts from 1:00am on Monday, March 30, 2020, will last for two weeks.
President Akufo-Addo announced the new measure on Friday, March 27, 2020, in a public broadcast to the nation.
Explaining the decision, President Akufo-Addo is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people.
“The oath of office I swore on February 2017 demands that I dedicate myself to the service of Ghanaian people. It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All what the government is doing is seeking to achieve five targets….we have succeeded in stopping the importation of the disease into the country.”
“However, prevailing circumstances mean stricter measures need to be put in place to stop the spread of the virus in-country in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi,” he said.
Following the declaration, the president has released the list of all the areas to be affected by the partial lockdown.
For those in Accra, the lockdown affects the city and its immediate outskirts like Tema, Ashaiman, and Kasoa.
The Kumasi lockdown also affects the city and its immediate surroundings like Kwabre, Atwima, Bosomtwe, Ejisu, Asokore Mampong, among others.
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