President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on human traffic at the various borders of the country to May 31.
He made this announcement at this years’ virtual May Day celebration to acknowledge the the hard work of Ghanaian workers for their contributions to the development of the country.
The President making the latest announcement said the extension was necessary so the government could deal with the cases of COVID-19.
“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 May”. Akufo-Addo said.
He acknowledged that the numerous cases recorded by the country were imported and there was therefore the need to close the borders to prevent more of the infection from travelling into the country.
“We know that the overwhelming majority of positive cases came from travellers or contacts of travellers, so we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travellers from importing the virus. These restrictions cannot, and will not be a permanent feature of our lives. But they are for now essential for our survival.”
Ghana has recorded 2074 case so far with Accra leading as the hardest hit in the region with 1795 cases recorded.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto