This was made known by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his 6th national address on COVID-19 to the nation on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo said the new cases were detected through the ongoing enhanced contact tracing and testing exercise.

He explained that this development calls for an extension of the two-weeks partial lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa by another one week, subject to review.

The one-week lockdown extension takes effect Monday, April 13, 2020.