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It's not the right time to reopen our land borders — Nana Addo

Ghana's borders by land remain closed until further notice for human traffic, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

He said the closure is to prevent the fourth wave of the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus.

"We are monitoring the level of threat of the disease and ongoing vaccinations in our neighbouring countries, and, as soon as we are satisfied that it is safe to do so, the borders will be opened. 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," President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

He stated that he knows the difficulties Ghanaians go through due to the closure of the borders

According to him, "To my fellow Ghanaians living along the borders of our nation, I know of the difficulties occasioned by the closure of our borders."

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"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," the President said in his 27th address on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to the nation to curb the spread of the virus.

Ghana closed all its borders from midnight on Sunday, March 22, 2020, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This is to help reduce further escalation of the Coronavirus infection rate in the country.

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