Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo has partially locked down Accra, Kumasi, and Tema to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The president announced that the lockdown would start on the 30th of March 2020 at 1:00 am.
While explaining the decision the president noted that:
“The oath of office I swore on February 2017 demands that I dedicate myself to the service of Ghanaian people. It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All what the government is doing is seeking to achieve five targets….we have succeeded in stopping the importation of the disease into the country. However, prevailing circumstances mean stricter measures need to be put in place to stop the spread of the virus in-country in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi.”
In Ghana 137 cases have been confirmed with 4 deaths being recorded.