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COVID-19: President Akufo-Addo lifts partial locdown effective Monday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the three-week partial lockdown on Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi will be lifted at 1am on Monday, April 20, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo made this known in a televised address on Sunday night (April 19, 2020).

He said: "In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, the ramping up of our domestic capacity to produce our own personal protective equipments, sanitisers and medicines, the modest successes chalked at containing the spread of the virus in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable, I have taken the decision to lift the three-week old restriction on movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts, with effect from 1am on Monday, 20th April.

"In effect, tomorrow will see the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi being lifted".

The President has also extended the closure of Ghana's national borders for two more weeks effective Monday, April 20, 2020. 

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