President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a two-week lockdown of some major cities across the country in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The areas are Accra, and Tema in the Greater Accra Region, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and Kasoa in the Central Region.
The lockdown starts effectively Monday, March 31, 2020, the president announced Friday.
The partial lockdown would last for two weeks, President Akufo-Addo during his fourth address to the nation since the first two cases of coronavirus were reported in Ghana.
This forms part of the government’s measures to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Ghana has recorded a total of 137 cases of coronavirus infection with four deaths within the past two weeks.
The President announced a 1 billion pro-poor intervention programme to alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians during this period.
Dubbed Coronavirus Alleviation Programme, President Akufo-Addo said the intervention will make monies available to households whose livelihood would be affected by the disease.
Small-scale businesses will also receive support from the programme, the President told the nation.