Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo announces strict lockdown measures

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced unprecedented new restrictions to life in an address to the nation on Friday, as he outlines stringent measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

People have been asked to stay at home and away from others in all but the most limited of circumstances in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The measures, which is expected to come into force on Monday 1:am will remain in place for at least two weeks, after which they will be reviewed.

They will only be relaxed if the evidence shows a decline in the spread of the virus.

Cities to be affected are Accra, Tema in the Greater Accra region as well as Kumasi and Obuasi in the Ashanti region.

The president in a televised speech a while ago said the police and other relevant authorities will be given new powers to enforce the measures.

Commercial vehicles are also expected to comply with social distancing directive to minimize the risk of the spread of the virus.

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