COVID 19: Ghana’s borders closes Sunday midnight- President orders
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has ordered the closure of our territorial borders by midnight of Sunday 22 March, 2020.
The President in his briefing [situational report] this night, on the COVID 19 crisis in the country, emphasized that additional measures have been taken to enhance control mechanisms on the spread of the disease. He mentioned that human traffic at the ports, thus the airport, sea port, and land borders shall be closed. Exceptions are however made for cargo and other merchandise.
“All our borders, that is by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight by Sunday” he stated.
President Akuffo Addo added that all persons that walks through any of our entry points or borders prior to the stipulated date, shall be subjected to compulsory quarantine and test for the virus.
“Anybody who comes into the country before midnight of Sunday will be mandatory quarantined and tested for the virus” he said.
He justified that these measures have become very necessary “to stern the spread of the virus and protect the lives”