The president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-addo has lifted the partial lockdown and restrictions of movement in certain parts of the Greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region. The decision is to take effect starting Monday, 20th April,2020.
Although the lockdown has been lifted,the president maintains that the ban on all social gathering still holds and as such schools, churches,clubs are to remain close. However, businesses can begin operations with strict adherence to all laid down protocols to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The president made these pronouncements in his seventh situational address of the nation on Ghana’s State of coronavirus.Also the total number of coronavirus cases in Ghana now is at 1,042. According to the president, the increase in numbers is as a result of government’s enhanced routine surveillance and contact tracing and testing.
Total samples tested so far now stands at 68,591 with 1.52 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases remain the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East regions.