The United States of America (USA) has closed its Embassy in Ghana for two weeks.
The closure took effect on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.
In a statement, the Embassy noted that its “staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under the current circumstances.”
The US Embassy explained that the closure is out of “an abundance of caution and in order to continue to protect American citizens in Ghana, maintain the safety of the U.S. Embassy staff, and ensure we abide by the government of Ghana’s call for minimum movement to defeat COVID-19.”
Ghana has so far recorded 132 cases of COVID-19 with three deaths.