Ghana locked down for two weeks beginning Sunday!
The lockdown is aimed at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus in Ghana, the sources said.
“Beginning midnight on Sunday, March 29, 2020, a lockdown is expected to take effect in some parts of Ghana. Police are expected to be deployed at barricades and access to essential services suspended,” pro-government newspaper Daily Guide has also reported on Friday.
The newspaper quotes its sources at the “Presidency, Jubilee House,” the seat of government for the story.
Since Monday, there have been numerous calls on President Nana Akufo-Addo to declare a lockdown like many countries have done to mitigate the growing spread of the deadly disease.
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Ghana has recorded 137 confirmed cases.
Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi which have all recorded significant numbers of the coronavirus infection will be the hardest hit.
A lockdown is typically an emergency protocol that a state usually uses to prevent people from leaving an area.