Ghana has at last lockdown the country but in certain chosen regions. Urban territories in the country will be confined from Monday 30th March, 2020 for about fourteen days as a component of government measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown affects areas in the capital Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, where lots of the virus have been recorded.
Conveying his fourth national broadcast address on the state’s enemy of coronavirus procedure on Friday 27th March, 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo said starting from 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, the lockdown will limit the movement individuals for a time of about fourteen days subject to review.
This crisis lockdown which is under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), there will be confinements on the movement of people in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area.
This will empower contact tracing of people who have come into contact with people who have tested positive for the destructive infection.
As indicated by the President, the affected territories can just go out to get fundamental things, for example, food, direct financial exchanges or utilize the public can.
In Greater Accra, the undermentioned areas will be affected:
- Tema Metropolis
- Tema West
- Kpone Katamanso
- Okaikwei North
- Ablekuma North
- Ablekuma West
- Ablekuma Central
- Ayawaso East
- Ayawaso North
- Ayawaso West
- Ayawaso Central
- Ga North
- Ga West
- Ga South
- Ga Central
- Awutu Senya East
In the Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are also affected:
Atwima Nwabiagya North
The above mentioned implies everybody inhabitant in these areas must remain at home for the next two weeks or 14 days.
However, in the event that you should go out, it should just be to get fundamental things, for example, food, water, medication, banking transactions, or to use public lavatories.
That said, much as could reasonably be expected, remain at home. It’s as simple as that!!.
There will be, during this period, no intercity movement of vehicles and airplane for private or business purposes in the regions of the prohibitive measures, with the exception of vehicles and airplanes offering basic types of assistance and those conveying payload.
Every motor cycle and business vehicle stations shall observe suitable cleanliness conventions and social distancing.
Nevertheless, people and institutions giving the following services will be excluded from the restrictions:
- Members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary;
- Production, conveyance and advertising of nourishment, drinks, pharmaceuticals, medication, paper and plastic bundles.
- Environmental and sanitation exercises;
- VALCO staff
- Road and Railway development laborers
- Mining laborers;
- Members of the security offices doled out legal obligations;
- The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, online business and digital service organizations
- Fuel stations staff.
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Ghana has recorded 137 affirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic.