Ghana will continue to close its borders until it decides on the way forward with the coronavirus pandemic.
President of the republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has said that the decision to quickly impose border restrictions, though may sound harsh, has proven to be effective in containing the virus.
In a televised address Thursday night, President Akufo-Addo said, measures implemented so far have saved a lot of lives.
“It appears that our common efforts have been modestly successful in containing the virus and minimizing its spread.”
“Undoubtedly, the decision taken from day one to act quickly and decisively, and impose what may have seemed like harsh restrictions, have now proven to be effective, and have saved a lot of lives,” he told the nation.
Additional measures were introduced by the president in his bid to enforce restrictions already in place and offer a bit of relieve to Ghanaians.
He announced a one week extension to the partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi and Tema, effective Monday April, 13.
President Akufo-Addo also announced that government will absorb full electricity bills of lifeline consumers and 50% of the electricity bills of all other consumers, both residential and commercial.