Covid-19: Government extends border closure by a month

Government have extended the closure of borders for a month effective 1am Monday, May 4 ,2020 until Sunday May 31 aimed the Coronavirus pandemic.

President Akuffo-Addo announced the extension in a vertual address to commemorate this year’s May Day (Workers Day) Friday, 1st May, 2020.

He explained most of the Covid-19 contacts came from abroad and the closure is to prevent the importation of more Covid-19 cases into the country.

According to him, there is no other alternative than to keep the borders closed a sufficient measures are put in place to prevent travelers from coming in with the virus.

“We know that the overwhelming majority of positive cases came from travelers or contacts of travelers so we have no option than to keep our borders closed until we are confident that we have put in place measures to prevent travelers from importing the virus,” President Akuffo-Addo announced.

He assured “these restrictions cannot and will not be a permanent feature of our lives but they are essential for our survival.”

However, the closure of borders which was imposed by President Akufo-Addo on March 22, 2020 but does not affect the movement of goods and cargo.


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