President Akufo-Addo has restricted movement in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.
These areas have been identified as ‘hotspots’ of infections.
The two-week lockdown will start from 1 am Monday, 30th March 2020 and it is pursuant to the powers granted the President under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).
Speaking in a 4th nationwide broadcast, Friday, the President said: “We have succeeded in halting any more importations of the virus into our country, and I think the overwhelming majority of you for adhering to the good hygiene and social distancing protocols announced in my first broadcast to you”.
"If we act now purposefully we have a chance of preventing the escalation of our numbers…effective 1 am, 30th March 2020, I've imposed...restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA, which includes Awutu Senya East), and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks subject to review," he added.
Watch the full broadcast in the video below
Update on number of cases
As at the evening of 27 March 2020, fifty-nine (59) COVID-19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions. Two have recovered and have been discharged. The remaining fifty-three (53) cases are doing well: fourteen (14) are being managed at home. The rest are on admission and responding well to treatment. Greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform decision to discharge them.
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