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Ghana ‘can’t be under restrictions forever’

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has hinted at easing restrictions, citing the need for normalcy.

The president said consultations would be concluded this week and he would subsequently announce a roadmap for easing the restrictions.

“We cannot be under these restrictions forever,” he said on Sunday during an address on Eid celebrations.

The president said the plan to ease restrictions was based on the low fatality rate so far. Ghana has confirmed 6,617 cases and 31 deaths according to the World Health Organization.

Mr Akufo-Addo said the number of severe cases that required hospitalisation and ventilation support had also remained consistently low.

Ghana had imposed a three-week lockdown on three major cities identified as coronavirus hotspots in March.

The president lifted the lockdown but extended the ban on public gatherings that include Ghanian elaborate funerals, church services and schools.

The president is now considering further easing these restrictions.

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