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COVID-19: Gov’t will consider 3 factors to extend or call-off lockdown – Information Minister

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has outlined some factors that will inform President Akufo-Addo whether or not to extend the lockdown.

The President last week after an assessment of the initial two-week lockdown aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 extended it by a week.

According to the President, some expected 15,000 test results will determine his next line of action. He further stated that the decisions will be taken based on the science of the situation.

Explaining some factors that will inform the next line of action in a radio interview, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said the first will be the number of positive cases recorded from the enhanced surveillance.

He said the president will also rely on information on how many positive cases are being recorded outside the epicenters of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi and also consider the socio-economic impact of the lockdown on the people.

Additionally, the security situation in the country will also be assessed before any decision on lockdown extension will be made.

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