- The lockdown in Accra has started well today as most streets in the capital appear dead to human and vehicular traffic
- YEN.com.gh brings you the 1st video showing some major business streets that have all become ghost towns because of the lockdown in the capital
- President Akufo-Addo recently outlined stringent measures including a partial lockdown of major cities in Ghana to help prevent and contain further spread of the coronavirus
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President Akufo-Addo recently outlined stringent measures including a partial lockdown of major cities in Ghana to help prevent and contain further spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown took effect today, March 30, 2020, and is expected to last two weeks subject to review by the President of Ghana.
Today, most streets in the capital appear dead to human and vehicular traffic.
YEN.com.gh brings you the 1st video showing some major business streets that have all been deserted because of the lockdown in the capital.
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The video covers parts of Ako Adjei roundabout, through to Kwame Nkrumah circle and then some parts of Adabraka which are all busy routes in Accra but appear to have come to a standstill because of the lockdown.
This lockdown means every person in these affected areas must stay at home for the next two weeks.
However, one could only go out to get essential items such as food, medicine, water, undertake banking transactions, or to use public toilet facilities.
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This means that banks, food marts, pharmacies, public toilets are expected to open and run during the period.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has revealed that the government has set aside a GHC 1 billion package to support businesses in Ghana.
According to him, the decision is intended to help businesses continue operations as the coronavirus takes a toll on the economy.
He indicated that the package, dubbed the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), will attempt to revive industries in Ghana affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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