GHANA: LOCKDOWN IN ACCRA AND KUMASI EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK AS CORONAVIRUS CASES INCREASE TO 378

Ghana’s President H.E Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the restrictions on movements in Accra and Kumasi by one more week from Monday, April 13, 2020.

Delivering his sixth address on the progress of the national campaign to defeat the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the President said on Thursday that although the efforts have been successful, the country was not yet out of the woods.

Two weeks ago, a 14-day restriction on movements in parts of the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, was implemented to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The lockdown has been implemented in parts of the country where significant numbers of virus infections have been recorded.

The President also said in the televised address on Thursday that the 14-day lockdown, although harsh, has been critical in beating down Ghana’s coronavirus case count.

Ghana’s coronavirus case count stands at 378 as of Thursday, April 9, 2020.

As of Tuesday, April 7, the case count stood at 313 with six deaths and four recoveries.

The lockdown has been implemented in the following parts of the Greater Accra Region:

-Accra Metropolis
-Tema Metropolis
-Tema West
-Kpone Katamanso
-Krowor
-Ledzokuku
-Adentan-Ashiaman
-La-Nkwantanang-Madina
-La-Dade-Kotopon
-Okaikwei North
-Ablekuma North
-Ablekuma West
-Ablekuma Central
-Ayawaso East
-Ayawaso North
-Ayawaso West
-Ayawaso Central
-Ga North
-Ga West
-Ga South
-Ga Central
Ga East
-Korle-Klottey
-Weija/Gbawe
-Awutu Senya East

In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are affected:
*Kumasi Metropolis
*Asokwa

*Suame
*Old Tafo
*Oforikrom
*Asokore Mampong
*Kwadaso
*Atwima Nwabiagya
*Kwabre East
*Ejisu
*Afigya-Kwabre South
*Bosomtwe
*Atwima Kwanwoma
*Atwima Nwabiagya North

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