COVID-19: Government lifts lockdown after 3 weeks; social gathering remains banned

President Nana Akufo-Addo has finally lifted the partial lockdown imposed on persons within some parts of the country.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the President said the decision to lift the lockdown will take effect from Monday, April 20, follows achievements made with aggressive contact tracing and enhanced testing capacities making it possible to contain the spread.

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Although the lifting of the restrictions may come as a relief to many whose livelihoods may have been hard following the imposition, but access to some major facilities remain closed.

Also, the Presidents emphasized that the lifting of the ban does not mean the other measures have been lifted too, but they still remain, that is, social gathering, schools, Churches and other related institutions are still closed.

Also the country’s borders remain closed.


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