Our borders remain closed until further notice-Prez
The closure of Ghana’s borders shall remain closed until further notice, President Akufo-Addo has declared.
The president extended the closure in his 10th national address on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
On Friday, May 1, President Addo Dankw Akufo-Addo announced the extension of the closure of the country’s international borders through Sunday, May 31.
The extension was to end today [Sunday]. But, the president in his address said: ”our border, by air, land and sea remains closed until further notice for human traffic.”
However, given that there are Ghanaians stranded abroad, special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana where they would be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols, he added.
He said the ease on the restrictions was informed through stakeholder consultations that have occurred over the last few weeks with entities in the health, labour, religious, chieftaincy, educational, hospitality, transport, sports, tourism and creative arts sectors.
”These consultations have hinged on an analysis of the data gathered and the adoption of best practices and experiences of other countries that have attempted to move on in the wake of the pandemic.
A consensus has emerged from these consultations that we should embark on a strategic, controlled, progressive, safe easing of restrictions to get our lives and economy back to normal. As I stated in my May Day address, a month ago, I am now in a position to outline the roadmap for easing safely the restrictions. Ours is going to be a phased approach, involving a selected list of public gatherings, based on their risk profile, socio-economic impact, and, most importantly, our capacity to enforce and to respond, in the event of a flair up in our number of infections,” he added.