President Nana Akufo-Addo says the government will make a determination on whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country later this week.
He said the decision will be based on the results of the over 19,000 tests being conducted on samples taken from contacts of COVID-19 patients.
The president in a national broadcast on Sunday [April 5, 2020] said the decision of the government on the matter will be driven by science and available data.
Akufo-Addo noted that so far 15,385 out of 19,276 contact persons had been reached through the enhanced contact tracing and their samples have been taken for the test.
“We are, thus about to enter a critical phase of our fight in the coming week, as the Ghana Health Service is due to receive the results of some 15,385 out of 19,276 persons who have been reached through contact tracing. It is the results of these tests that will determine our future course of action. Government’s policy and measures will be driven by the science in this matter,” he noted.
He said the government has since partnered with the Ghana Academy Arts and Science as well as the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research to boost its fight against COVID-19.
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