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Coronavirus: Ghana Under 2 Weeks Partial Lockdown - Pres. Nana Ad

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Ghana has announced a partial lockdown that will be effective starting from Monday, 30th March 2020, there will be restrictions on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, which include Awutu Senya East, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, for a period of two (2) weeks or 14 days subject to review. This was announced by the President Akufo-Addo today at 11:00 GMT.

In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected:
  • Accra Metropolis
  • Tema Metropolis
  • Tema West
  • Kpone Katamanso
  • Krowor
  • Ledzokuku
  • Adentan
  • Ashiaman
  • La-Nkwantanang-Madina
  • La-Dade-Kotopon
  • Okaikwei North
  • Ablekuma North
  • Ablekuma West
  • Ablekuma Central
  • Ayawaso East
  • Ayawaso North
  • Ayawaso West
  • Ayawaso Central
  • Ga North
  • Ga West
  • Ga South
  • Ga Central
  • Ga East
  • Korle-Klottey
  • Weija/Gbawe
  • Awutu Senya East
In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area, the following areas are affected:
  • Kumasi Metropolis;
  • Asokwa
  • Suame
  • Old Tafo
  • Oforikrom
  • Asokore Mampong
  • Kwadaso
  • Atwima Nwabiagya
  • Kwabre East
  • Ejisu
  • Afigya-Kwabre South
  • Bosomtwe
  • Atwima Kwanwoma
  • Atwima Nwabiagya North
This means that everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days, However, if you must go out, it must only be to get essential items such as food, water, medicine, undertake banking transactions, or to use public toilet facilities. But, as much as possible, stay at, home.

There shall be, during this period, no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircraft for private or commercial purposes for the areas of the restrictive measures, except for vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo.

Riders of motorbikes are not allowed to carry any additional person, and all inter-city passenger vehicles, such as trotros and taxis, must reduce the number of passengers in order to observe appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.

All commercial vehicle stations shall observe appropriate hygiene protocols and social distancing.

Individuals and institutions providing the following services shall be exempted from the restrictions:

Members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary;

Production, distribution, and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medicine, paper, and plastic packages.

Environmental and sanitation activities;

VALCO staff

Road and Railway construction workers;

Mining workers;

Fisherfolk;

Members of the security agencies assigned lawful duties;

The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, e-commerce, and digital service providers; and Fuel stations staff.

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