The president of the republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered a Mandatory lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi municipalities effective 1am on Monday 30th March.
This was revealed in the presidents 4th address on measures taken by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Citizens residing in the aforementioned areas will only be allowed to go out to restock food supplies, visit the public toilet or banking activities.
The following municipalities will be affected:
In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected:
– Accra Metropolis
-Awutu Senya East
3.In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are affected:
*Atwima Nwabiagya North
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 intra-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;
-Road and Railway
-Members of the security agencies assigned lawful duties;
-The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital service providers; and
-Fuel stations staff.
The two weeks lockdown is subject to review.