Covid-19: President Akuffo-Addo lifts lockdown

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, announced the lifting of the three week-old partial lockdown of Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Kasoa, Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and adjoining districts effective from 1am on Monday, April 20, 2020.

This was contained in President Akufo-Addo’s 7th Nation Address Sunday night, 19th April, 2020.

I must make it clear, at the outset, that lifting these restrictions does not mean we are letting our guard down. All other measures are still firmly in place.

For the avoidance of doubt, the earlier measures announced on Wednesday, 15th March, which have been extended, are still very much in force, and have not been relaxed. I am demanding even greater adherence to these measures.

President Akuffo-Addo stated.

The restriction on movements was part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

President Akuffo-Addo also announced the extension of border closure for another two (2) weeks to prevent the importation of the virus.

The ban on public gathering is still in force even though the ban has been lifted. He urged Ghanaians to continue to observe social distancing and wearing of face mask.

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