COVID;19: Akufo-Addo extends lockdown to another 1 week

COVID;19: Akufo-Addo extends lockdown to another 1 week

President Akufo-Addo has extended the partial lockdown to one more week.

Akufo-Addo made this known when he addressed the nation of the deadly Coronavirus on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Accra, Kumasi, Tema, and Kasoa are the only cities that are observing the partial lockdown.

COVID;19: Akufo-Addo extends lockdown to another 1 week

COVID;19: Akufo-Addo extends lockdown to another 1 week
Source: UGC

Initially, the partial lockdown was for two weeks which is expected to end on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

In order to stop the spread of the virus, Akufo-Addo decided to extend it by one more week.

While addressing the nation Akufo-Addo announced that Ghana's case count has jumped from 313 to 378.

According to the president, the additional cases recorded were gotten from the samples collected and tested from the contacts traced.

The president reiterated that 14,611 contacts of samples collected were sent to the laboratory for testing.

He said in Accra alone 52 out of the 11,308 samples collected turned to be positive.

He added that in Kumasi out of the 3,303 samples collected, 25 also turned out to be positive.

The president stated that 77 aditional cases were recorded in both Kumasi and Accra.

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