President Akufo Addo has given his fourth address on Ghana’s situation on the novel coronavirus. Ghana’s number of Coronavirus cases has risen from 136 to 137 as of 8:00 pm today, March 27, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service.
As of 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 four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions.
The majority of Ghana’s 137 confirmed cases are Ghanaians who returned home from affected countries and the sudden spike in case incidence is a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the President.
President Akufo Addo addressing Ghanaians tonight said Accra and Kumasi will be restricted from Monday for two weeks as part of government measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown is expected to be imposed effective at 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020. The lockdown which affects Accra, Tema, and Kumasi and will last for two weeks.
The decision according to the President is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people.
The President directed during Friday’s address that people in the affected areas can only go out to get essential times such as food, conduct banking transactions or use the public toilet.
Since Monday, there have been numerous calls on President Nana Akufo-Addo to declare a lockdown like many countries have done to mitigate the growing spread of the deadly disease.