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Akufo-Addo extends Ghana’s border closures by two weeks

President Akufo-Addo has extended Ghana’s border closures by another two weeks.

This follows the review of a directive ordering the closure of all borders from Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Making the announcement on his Twitter page,  Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the new directive was to take effect from midnight of Sunday, April 5, 2020.

He added that the closure will ensure the importation of the coronavirus remains curtailed, while government deals with the enhanced tracing and testing program currently underway.

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Hi Folks, 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.— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) April 4, 2020

This is to ensure that the risk of importation of covid-19 cases will remain curtailed while we focus on the enhanced tracing and testing program currently underway.— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) April 4, 2020

We continue to thank essential service providers who are at the frontlines of this covid-19 response program. We also thank the people of Ghana for their cooperation thus far. #ThisTooShallPass— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) April 4, 2020

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