The ban on public gatherings as part of measures to contain the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ghana has once again been imposed until further notice by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The President in his 23rd ‘Covid-19 address’ to Ghanaians on Sunday January 31, indicated that private burials, with no more than 25 people, can take place, with full compliance of the social distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing protocols.
He further stressed that “beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut, and the borders by land and sea remain closed.”
With regard to activities at various workplaces, both public and private, he encouraged employing shift system for workers and the use of virtual platforms for business or work.
Restaurants were asked to provide takeaway services and should endeavour to avoid seated services.
Religious leaders were also advised to ensure that “the protocols relating to attendance, i.e. the two-hour duration, one-metre social distancing, mask-wearing, use of sanitisers, and the presence of veronica buckets, liquid soap, and rolls of tissue paper.”
This is the second time such restrictions have been riemposed in Ghana to ensure that the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) is totally eliminated.