Monday, 20 April 2020

Nigerian Neighbour ends lockdown!

Ghana lifts lockdown after 'enhanced testing'

Thomas Naadi

BBC News, Accra

The president said the decision follows a better understanding of the natures of the virus, success in containing its spread, an enhanced testing programme and the expansion of isolation and treatment centres.

The capital Accra, the second largest city Kumasi and the industrial city of Tema were placed under a three-week lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus.

The country has now recorded 1,042 cases of coronavirus and nine deaths.

Over 60,000 samples have been tested in the country.

The majority of the confirmed cases were from travellers or persons who may have contacted travellers.

The government has introduced the use of drones to expedite delivery of samples and a new rapid results testing programme. The country has also increased local production of Personal Productive Equipment (PPE).

The authorities have said they will continue to monitor the spread of the disease in the country and impose a lockdown in hotspots if necessary.

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