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COVID-19: Ghana extends border closure till May 31

The closure of Ghana’s borders has been extended for another month, President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced.

Addressing workers in a virtual May Day celebration on Friday, May 1, 2020, the President said the extension was effective 1 am on May 4, 2020, and would elapse on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The President in his address explained that the decision is to prevent travellers from importing the virus into Ghana.

He said: “With the suspension of all public gatherings still in force and our schools still closed, the government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of borders for a month effective 1 am of 4th May until Sunday, the 31st of May, 2020. 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.”

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Ghana has seen a massive jump rising from 1,550 to over 2000.

According to the Ghana Health Service, the current case count in Ghana stands at 2,074 with 17 deaths and 212 recoveries.

This means 403 new cases have been recorded over the last few days.

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