Ghana becomes the first African country to lift lockdown, Despite recording 1042 cases for covid 19.

London, April 20, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana has announced a suspension of its three week lockdown on major cities in the country despite the tally of coronavirus cases hitting 1042.

This makes Ghana one of the first countries worldwide to ease restrictions on movement during the pandemic

President-Nana-Addo-Dankwa-Akufo-Ghana becomes first African country to lift coronavirus lockdown despite recording 1,042 cases

Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast, the President said the lockdown will be lifted from 1 am on Monday, April 20

Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa cities were placed under a three-week lockdown when the country started recording cases.

The partial lockdown was meant to help contain the spread of the virus in the cities deemed the epicenter in Ghana.

Restrictions however remain on public social gatherings while borders are also remaining closed for the mean time.

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Gauteng police officer stabbed to death by suspected alleged Drug Dealer.

A 32-year-old police constable was stabbed to death in De Deur, Gauteng, on Thursday morning while trying to apprehend an alleged drug dealer

(Image source: ANA Newswire)

A 26-year-old suspect has been arrested and will be facing a charge of murder

South Africa’s national police commissioner, general Khehla John Sitole, called the officer’s death “senseless”.

“I am sincerely saddened by the senseless killing of this young member. He had just started his career in the service with a lot of passion and energy, [which is why] he pursued a dangerous suspect without any hesitation. He died a hero,” said Sitole.

According to Sitole’s spokesperson, brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, the murder took place when members of the De Deur crime prevention unit were tracing alleged drug dealers at Weilers Farm (Majasana).

“On searching the area, two suspects were spotted and upon seeing the police vehicle, immediately fled in different directions. The police gave chase on foot.

“The constable in hot pursuit cornered one suspect. However, the suspect overpowered the constable and fatally stabbed him in the chest, took the member’s service pistol and fired a shot,” said Naidoo.

The other members of the team responded to the gunshot and found the alleged suspect with a firearm. They fired towards the suspect and he fell to the ground. He was found with a bloodied knife, suspected to have been the one used to take the life of the deceased member, said Naidoo.

“The member’s official firearm was recovered. He was 32-years-old and graduated from the police academy in December 2018,” said Naidoo.

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