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COVID-19: ‘Land borders remain closed’ – Akufo-Addo addresses

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana’s land borders remain closed to human traffic in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

The president made the above disclosure during his 27th COVID-19 address to the nation on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

He explained that country’s land borders cannot be re-opened to human traffic until “further notice” as part of plans to control the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

President Akufo-Addo said;

“As you know, the decision to close our borders, which are a source of livelihoods for many, was necessary because we wanted to limit the importation of the virus into the country. We are monitoring the level of the threat of the disease and ongoing vaccinations in our neighbouring countries, as soon as we are satisfied it is safe to do so, the borders will be open.

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“Until then, I believe this is not the right time to reopen our land borders, especially as we are determined to prevent the 4th wave, and, as such, they will remain closed until further notice.”

He has also impressed upon Ghanaians to continue to stick to the relevant COVID-19 safety protocols during the Christmas celebrations.

“Let us choose to live and act responsibly throughout the Christmas festivities, and remember that our actions or inactions will either help to end the pandemic at a much faster rate, or continue to spread the virus in the country. I, on my part, will do everything possible to protect lives and livelihoods, and help return our nation to normalcy.”