The Volta Regional Coordinating Council will begin screening persons “who are entering the Volta Region through various points at North Tongu, South Tongu and South Dayi Districts.”
This decision taken by the Volta Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee is because of the increase in infections in the Lower Manya Krobo district.
The three affected districts share borders with the Lower Manya Krobo district.
In other measures put in place, the Juapong market in the North Tongu District has been closed down “with immediate effect.”
“A multidisciplinary task force has been put in place to ensure that all private and commercial vehicles stick to the prescribed regulations,” a statement from the Volta Regional Council noted.
The Volta Region has not yet detected a case of the novel coronavirus.
Situation in Lower Manya Krobo
The Eastern Regional Health Directorate has said it has recorded 23 coronavirus cases.
These persons are under quarantine in Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality and consist of 22 Indians with one Ghanaian.
The recent cases have compelled the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly to impose some restrictions on its residents.
In a statement, the assembly, for example, said only persons in the food value chain will be allowed at the Agormanya market.
Security checkpoints will also be mounted at all entry points to the municipality.
Despite these developments, Ghana’s official case count remains 378, according to the Ghana Health Service.
The country has also recorded six deaths and four recoveries.