The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has banned all social gathering until further notice as measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The banned social programmes include funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties.
Private burial involving 25 people is however, allowed during the period of the ban.
“So, fellow Ghanaians,until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials, with no more than twenty-five (25) people, can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask wearing protocols”.
The re-imposition of the measures which was first introduced in Match and relaxed when the country’s cases declined, he indicated, although, were unpleasant helped in the fight against the disease hence the need to return to them to curb the spike being record recently.
“The imposition of restrictions on our daily routines helped in reducing the prevalence of the pandemic in the country, and Government has been left with no option but to re-introduce some of these restrictions in order to help save the situation”.
“I know these measures, in the recent past, were unpleasant, but, over a period, they resulted in a favourable situation for our country. We have to return to them”.
Ghana COVID-19 Count
Ghana’s COVID-19 has seen a spike in recent times with active cases currently at the highest of Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty Five (4,665).
An average of Seven Hundred(700) cases are being recorded daily with some Four Hundred and Sixteen (416) lives lost already.