President Akufo-Addo has announced a two-week lockdown of some parts of the Greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region.
The announcement was in a late Friday address.
The lock down, which affects Accra, Tema, and Kumasi, will last for two weeks, effective 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.
The decision, according to the President, is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus diseases which has so far claimed infected 137 people, claimed four lives.
The president says that during this period, all those in the affected areas are to stay at home.
However, they may come to buy food, medicine or use a public washroom.
The oath of office I swore on February 2017 demands that I dedicate myself to the service of Ghanaian people. It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All what the government is doing is seeking to achieve five targets….we have succeeded in stopping the importation of the disease into the country.”
“However, prevailing circumstances mean stricter measures need to be put in place to stop the spread of the virus in-country in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi,” he said.