COVID-19: Government extends closure of border closure for 1 month

COVID-19: Government extends closure of border closure for 1 month

- President Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of the border by one more month

- He made the revelation at the virtual May Day celebration held at GTV

- The president said the move is to ensure that Ghana has a firm grip on the coronavirus

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President Akufo-Addo has announced that the government has extended the closure of Ghana’s border by one more month.

This, he said, is to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic which keeps spreading in the country.

The president made this announcement at the virtual May Day celebration held in the studios of GTV as monitored by on TV3.

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He explained that the extension is to take effect on 1 am from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Akufo-Addo further reiterated that the ban on social gatherings including religious activities is still being enforced.

He added that the schools should remain closed while the whole country works hard to defeat the novel conronavirus.

The president further entreated Ghanaians to stop stigmatising persons who have recovered from the disease.

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He also announced that the government is in talks with the World Bank to release more funds to help Ghana fight the coronavirus pandemic.

He wished all Ghanaian workers well as they observe the 2020 May Day celebration.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s case count of the coronavirus pandemic is now at 2,074.

There also 212 recoveries as against 17 deaths.

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