Akufo-Addo lifts lockdown despite over 1,000 coronavirus cases

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ended the partial lockdown in some four cities in the country after three weeks.

In his seventh address to the nation Sunday, the President said his decision to lift the lockdown was backed by data.

However, the country’s cases have risen to 1,042 from 843 the previous days, President Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians.

The President announced a two-week lockdown in Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa after Ghana recorded its first two cases.

He later pleaded for an extension by adding one more week bringing the total number of weeks under lockdown to three weeks.

But the President has lifted the lockdown and has extended the closure of Ghana’s borders by two additional weeks.

“The imposition was backed by data,” President Akufo-Addo said, adding the decision to lift the lockdown too is backed by data.

Find the Regional breakdown of the 1,042 cases below:

(1) Greater Accra Region – 882
(2) Ashanti Region – 62
(3) Eastern Region – 51
(4) Northern Region – 11
(5) Volta Region -10
(6) Upper West Region – 8
(7) Upper East – 8
(8) Central Region -7
(9) North East Region – 2
(10) Western Region – 1

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