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COVID-19: We’ll decide on possible lockdown of E/R by close of today – Regional Minister

The Eastern Regional Coordinating Council will later today, Monday, April 13, 2020 conclude measures towards containing the further spread of COVID-19 in the region.

According to the authorities, strict restrictions including a possible lockdown will be considered following the increase in the region’s case count.

32 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Eastern Regin as of Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Speaking to Citi News ahead of today’s deliberation, the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Daffour said considerations of a possible lockdown will be finalized.

“The Chief Executives in those areas have also up their games trying to bring all measures of restrictions in order to minimise the interactions between individuals and organizations. From Osudoku to Lower Manya to Akosombo, those areas are heavily populated and so the security agencies and the public health emergency service committee are working on that. But we have not declared a total lockdown yet. We are following the development so by Monday, I do strongly believe that we will be able to come out with a possible determination,” he assured.

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