President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reimposed the ban on public gatherings as part of to contain the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
The President while giving his 23rd address to the nation on updates to Ghana’s response to Covid-19 indicated that all parties, weddings and concerts are effectively banned until further notice.
“Until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials with not more than 25 people can take place with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene, and mask-wearing protocols. Beaches, nightclubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut. Our borders by land and sea remain closed.”
He urged all workplaces to implore a shift system for workers in order to help curb the spread of the virus in the various institutions.
“All workplaces, public and private must implore a shift system for workers in addition to the use of virtual platforms for business or work. Conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols however I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements.”
He further directed all restaurants to as much as possible avoid seated services and urged the Ghana Football Association to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are adhered to during sporting activities.
“Restaurants should provide away services and should as much as possible avoid seated services. The National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association should ensure compliance with the 25% capacity rule with spectators respecting the social distancing rule and wearing of the mask,” he said.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com