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COVID-19: Lockdown extended by one week

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the restriction on movement to combat the spread of the Coronavirus disease by one week.

The extension takes effect from Monday, April 13.

The move is part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Addressing the nation in his 6th address since the outbreak of the virus, the President said he takes no delight in imposing the sanctions but they are necessary.

“The decision has to be taken in according to with law to extend the restriction by one more week,” the President said.

COVID-19 cases in Ghana have hit 313 after 26 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, April 8.

According to the GHS, the new cases are from the enhanced contact tracing and testing ongoing.

So far a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded.

The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended.

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