Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country’s two main regions from Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The move came as the authorities reported 137 confirmed cases, including four deaths.

President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be “restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.”

He said residents would only be allowed to go out to buy food, water and medicines and to use public toilets.

He said residents would only be allowed to go out to buy food, water and medicines and to use public toilets.

Zimbabwe will begin a 21-day lockdown on Monday, after government was advised it faced “continued potential grave threats” over the spread of coronavirus. @Fin24 has the full story.

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“There shall be, during this period, no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircrafts for private or commercial purposes.. except for vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo,” he said.

Ghana has already closed schools, suspended public events and banned large gatherings. https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/ghana-announces-lockdown-in-two-key-regions-20200328

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