Just in: President Akufo-Addo extends closure of Ghana’s borders by 4 weeks

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by four weeks.

The extension takes effect from 1 am on Monday, May 4, 2020.

“With the suspension of all public gatherings still in force and our schools closed, Government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of our borders for a month effective 1 am on Monday 4th May until Sunday 31st of May,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

The President said this when he addressed workers in Ghana at the Virtual Labour Day Celebration organised by GBC and Organised Labour at the studios of the State-Broadcaster, GBC.

He noted that the extension of the border closure is to prevent travellers from importing the virus.

“We know that the overwhelming majority of positive cases came from travelers, so we have no option but to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measure to prevent travellers from importing the virus”

Ghana’s air, sea and land borders were closed on Sunday, March 22, 2020 as part of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.


Source: gbcghanaonline.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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