Gathy Faidoo, chief executive of Pauligath, a Ghanaian clothing line, has had to send her staff home because of the lockdown imposed on Kumasi and Accra, the two main cities in Ghana.

It is just a week in to the partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi and yet both cities are still bursting with activity, as though there were nothing at stake.

Ghanaians have been told that government will decide whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on parts of the country in the coming days.

Thousands of frontline health workers in Europe are contracting the novel coronavirus, a situation which is leaving many worried.

It was a landmark, but one reached quietly, amid a crisis tearing through millions of homes and communities from Lagos to New York to London to Bihar. The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, turned 76 on Sunday, 29 March, yet there was no fanfare as he and his government worked frantically to prepare Ghana for a partial lockdown.

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