Madina Market And Its Environs Turn Into a “Ghost Town” After President’s Directive on Partial Lockdown

Some parts of the country have entered two week partial lockdown as ordered by the President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo.

The directive which took effect at 1am on Monday 30th March 2020 is one of the drastic measures by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The lockdown affects areas where significant numbers of virus infections have been recorded. Some parts of the nations capital Accra as well as Ashanti regional capital kumasi and Tema are hit with the 14 day restrictions on movement.

Net2TV news team, visited the Madina Market and lorry stations as well as other shops and the situation looked like a “ghost town”

Ghana joins, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda among others in Africa to have announced some restrictions of movement to curb the spreed of the virus which has killed over 30,000 people across the globe.

Ghana’s coronavirus case count has risen from 137 to 152 hence the partial lockdown and its commencement today, Monday , March 30, 2020.

During the two-week partial lockdown, citizens in affected arrears are advised to only leave their homes in search of essential items or activities.

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