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Ghana reopens land and sea borders to boost its economy

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted more Covid-19 prevention measures, such as wearing masks, and re-opened land and sea borders that were for the past two years closed to foot traffic. The loosening of pandemic restrictions has been welcomed as a step forward for Ghana’s economic recovery.

Ghana’s president on Sunday said masks are no longer required and that all indoor events can operate at full capacity if participants are vaccinated against COVID. He said foot traffic would resume immediately on all land and sea borders.

Akufo-Addo said the rate of infection has fallen, and that relaxing the measures will attract more tourists and trade to bolster the pandemic-hit economy. Akufo-Addo has been under pressure from opposition politicians and traders to re-open the borders to foot traffic.

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