Covid-19: Ghana shuts down schools; bans public gatherings in drastic move to contain spread of virus

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Ghana will from today Monday, March 16, 2020, shut down all schools, both public and private, as it moves to contain the spread of  COVID-19 in the country.

The move, according to President Akufo-Addo will be in place till further notice.

The decision by the President comes on the back of an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The country has recorded four new cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to six(6) as of Sunday, March 15, 2020.

With the exception of BECE and WASSCE candidates, all students have been asked to stay at home in a move many believe will help government contain the spread of the strain of coronavirus which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide.

Already, travels from and to the country have been discouraged, after news emerged that all the recorded cases of the viral outbreak were “imported ones.”

In a televised address on Sunday, March 15, 2020, President Akufo-Addo also placed a ban on all public gatherings including funerals and church services for the next four weeks.

Watch the President’s address to the nation below


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