Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Assiamah says that gyms and keep-fit clubs can resume their activities, provided they do not exceed the stipulated 100 people quota prescribed by the President Akufo-Addo.
Sporting activities in Ghana have over the past two months been grossly affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, however, following the President’s directive on the resumption of non-contact sports, gyms and keep-fit clubs have been given the nod to resume work.
“Attendance should not exceed 100 for keep-fit clubs and I also said that gyms can operate but they should not be more than 25% of the capacity. In case you are operating 100 in attendance you are due 25,” the Sports Minister indicated.
He further underscored the need for them to observe the social distancing and other preventive protocols outlined by health officials as they engage in their duties.
Meanwhile, other sporting activities including athletics, badminton, baseball and softball, chess, cricket, and cycling can resume training.
Golf, individual non-contact Para-sports, Polo, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Shooting, Snooker, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Watersports, and Weightlifting have also been permitted to resume training.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo eased restrictions on public gatherings and announced that any gathering should not exceed 100 people.
He also extended the ban on sporting activities until July 31, however, individual, non-contact sporting activities can resume.
Story by: Dampte-Larbi Godfred | universnewsroom.com