President Akufo-Addo announced on March 21 that he was by the executive powers vested in him closing Ghana’s borders by air, sea, and land for two weeks as a way to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Just when the closure was about to end, the President has extended it by two weeks.
The extension takes effect from midnight April 5, 2020.
“President @NAkufoAddo has by a new executive instrument, EI 66, extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by another two weeks effective midnight tomorrow April 5.”
“Mr President believes that these tough decisions are necessary to protect the lives of Ghanaians despite the inconvenience it causes to many,” he stated.
He added that the extension of the border closure order is to ensure that there is no risk of importation of COVID-19 into Ghana while the country focuses on the enhanced contact tracing and the testing program currently underway.