The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has prolonged the closure of the nation’s borders by a month.
The extension takes impact from Monday, May 4, 2020, at 1:00am.
The President made the announcement on the digital May Day celebration at the Jubilee House.
The government says the border closure is to make sure that there isn’t a risk of importation of COVID-19 into the nation.
“With the suspension of all public gatherings still in force and our schools still closed, government has taken the decision to extend further the closure of borders for a month effective 1:00am of 4th May until Sunday, the 31st of May, 2020. 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.”
Ghana’s air, sea, and land borders were closed on Sunday, March 22, 2020, following an order by President Akufo-Addo as a part of efforts to cease the spread of COVID-19 within the nation.