President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that open-air drinking spots, tourist sites and attractions can resume operations, barely after four months of their closure due to measures put in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
In his 14th national broadcast, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the decision was taken after a consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and health professionals.
He mentioned that it is to allow them receive visitors and patrons, however, under strict observance to COVID-19 safety etiquettes.
“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I’m announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions so they can begin to receive visitors. Open-air drinking spots can now function,” he said.
As part of the second phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions, he entreated the management of these facilities “to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocol” as they carry out their duties.
Meanwhile, the ban on night clubs, pubs, beaches and cinemas is still in force until further notice.
“Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice,” the President added.
Story by: Diana Nutsugah | universnewsroom.com