7th COVID-19 address by Akufo-Addo: Lockdown lifted with effect from Monday April 20

7th COVID-19 address by Akufo-Addo: Lockdown lifted with effect from Monday April 20

- Akufo-Addo has announced that the partial lockdown that was enforced in the country has been lifted

- The president made the announcement during his 7th national address on measures by government to curb the spread of the disease

- The cancellation of the lockdown would take effect from 1 am of Monday, April 20

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has addressed the nation for the 7th time in line with measures the government has taken in the fight against the novel coronavirus which has plagued the world.

In the 7th update on April 19, 2020, Akufo-Addo announced the discontinuation of the lockdown which has lasted for 3 weeks.

The lockdown was put in place from March 30, 2020, and was to be in place for 2 weeks.

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Following the increase in the number of cases, another week was added to the lockdown which was to be enforced on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The lockdown was a partial one that affected parts of Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa.

During the update, President Akufo-Addo indicated that even though the lockdown has been lifted, other measures are still in full force.

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To this effect, social distancing is still to be practiced by individuals and transport operators.

The ban on social gatherings including schools and church services are still in full force and anyone who goes contrary to it would be punished.

President Akufo-Addo extended thanks to health workers, security personnel and Ghanaians in general for complying with the difficult measures brought by the action.

In a related development, President Nana Akufo-Addo also confirmed in his 7th televised address to the nation that the country has now recorded a total of 1,042 coronavirus cases.

Out of the number, 9 patients have lost their lives and 99 patients have recovered after testing negative twice.

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