14th June 2024

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the lifting of the restriction to movements of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, April 19, he said the decision to enforce the three-week lockdown was taken to give government the opportunity to try to contain the spread of the virus, scale-up effectively the tracing of persons who had come into contact with infected persons, test them for the virus, and quarantine those who tested positive and isolate them for treatment.

Tests so far

He said out of the test results of some 68,591 contacts, 1,042 persons, i.e. 1.5 per cent, have been confirmed as positive, with 67,549, i.e. 98.5 per cent, testing negative.

Additionally, 99 persons have recovered and have been discharged, with 930 persons, who have been isolated, responding to treatment, either in their homes or in treatment facilities.

“The main reason our country has seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases over the last three weeks is because of the decision we took aggressively to trace and test contacts of infected persons. This has enabled us to identify and isolate infected persons, protect the population from further infections, and contain better the spread of the virus,” he said.

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