President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted restrictions imposed on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra and Kumasi.
The above-named towns had been placed under a three-week lockdown purposely to hold the spread of the coronavirus.
Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast on Sunday, April 19, the President said the decision which takes effect from Monday, April 20, follows achievements made with aggressive contact tracing and enhanced testing capacities which have made it possible to contain the spread in Ghana.
Although the lifting of the restrictions may come as a relief to the many whose livelihoods may have been hit hard following the imposition, access to some major sectors remains restricted.
The borders remain closed.
Also, the ban on social gatherings, including religious gatherings as well as the strict adherence social distancing protocol, remain in place, the President said.