Ghana Extends Border Closure For Additional 2 Weeks

West African nation, Ghana, has extended the duration for it’s borders closures by an additional two weeks.

The country’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, made the announcement on Saturday, April 4.

He says the decision was taken by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The extension takes effect midnight on Sunday, April 5, the minister tweeted.

According to him, the decision is by a new Executive Instrument, EI 66.

Mr Akufo-Addo first ordered border closure on during his third Update to Ghanaians on March 21.

The initial closure was for two weeks and did not involve cargo but applied to land, sea an air.

The move is aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Ghana has a total of 205 confirmed cases of coronavirus and five deaths.

By Melvin Tarlue

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