Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo announced in a national speech on December 15 that the country was closing its land borders to prevent a fourth wave of covid-19 infections and to curb the spread of the virus.
The president said his government was “monitoring the level of threat of the disease and ongoing vaccinations in neighbouring countries” before it can reopen borders.
“We must do everything possible, at the very least, to maintain this situation, especially as the festive season approaches,” President Akufo-Addo said.
President Addo has urged citizens to get vaccinated but the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reported that large quantities of Covid-19 vaccines distributed in the south-eastern Volta region have expired due to vaccine hesitancy.
The country has recorded 132,000 cases of coronavirus so far, including 1,253 deaths.