President Akufo-Addo has extended the partial lockdown in Greater Accra and Kumasi by one more week subject to review.
This will take effect on Monday, April, 13, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced in a national broadcast on Thursday, April, 09,2020.
Addressing the nation in his 6th address in relation to the covid-19 pandemic, the President justified imposing the restrictions insisting they are necessary in this crucial moment.
“I take no delight in announcing these restrictions, however let us all remember that it has been put in place for our collective good,” the President stressed.
Covid-19 – Ghana’s situation
As at 7th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded.
The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).
A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.
The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative. Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.
With regards to enhanced contact tracing and testing, as at 7th April 2020, a total of 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.