President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says some parts of Ghana can undergo lockdown again should a situation call for it.
He made this known during his 7th update to the nation on the fight against the deadly virus of which he lifted a three weeks long partial lockdown which was placed on Accra, Kasoa, Kumasi, and Tema.
“It is important to stress strongly that coming out of the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi does not mean we are out of the pandemic,” he said.
“We will continue to monitor closely events in some hotspots in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area like Weija Gbawe, Ga East, and Ayawaso East Municipalities, and Tema Metropolis, and in the Eastern Region, like Asuoygaman and Lower Manya Krobo Districts.
“Whenever the situation so warrants, a community in which the virus is identified as becoming prevalent will be locked-down until there is a clear understanding of the trajectory of the virus that will allow us to contain it.”
The president said the ease of restrictions was “in view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons” among others.
Ghana’s Coronavirus cases have increased to 1,042 as of Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Akufo Addo further warned that lifting the ban does not mean the fight is over.