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General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020

Source: Angel FM

Borders, schools likely to open as Nana Akufo-Addo addresses nation Sunday

President Nana Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is likely to announce re-opening of the country’s borders when he addresses the nation this evening.

Sources within the Presidency have told Angel News that Nana Akufo-Addo will also announce re-opening of schools across the country.

However, only students preparing for their examinations at the various levels of education will be allowed to go back to school, the source added.

These final year students will be provided with free reusable nose masks to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 disease, we have gathered.

The Ghanaian leader on March 21, 2020, announced the closure of the country’s land, sea and airports as a measure to control the spread of the pandemic.

“Fellow Ghanaians, all that the government is doing is intended to achieve five key objectives: limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread, provide adequate care for the sick, limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life, and inspire the expansion of our domestic capabilities and deepen our self-reliance,” the President said in his third address on the deadly virus.

The country had confirmed just 21 positive cases of the disease also known as COVID-19 as at the time the border closures were announced.

But as of Saturday, May 31, the Ghana Health Service reported that the country’s recorded coronavirus cases have increased to 7,768.

According to the Service, 35 persons have now lost their lives after contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, Angel News is learning that some airlines have already started scheduling flights which they cancelled following the imposition of the restrictions.

Flight operators are said to have been given directives to be strictly adhered to, as the country is gradually returning to normal ways of doing business.

It is, however, expected that a lot of things will change as people will be mandated to follow the protocols put out by the health service.