President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
These new restrictions will come into full force on Monday, March 30, 2020, will remain in place for at least two weeks.
Essential service providers namely: foodstuff sellers, pharmacies, petrol damps, hospitals, telcos, ambulance services and other key service providers will be permitted to operate.
President Akufo-Addo made the announcement in a televised speech on the way forward as far as the fight against COVID-19 is concerned.
The restrictions according to the president will, however, be subject to constant review.
“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.
“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.”
Commercial vehicles are also expected to comply with social distancing directive to minimize the risk of the spread of the virus.