President Akufo-Addo has once again introduced the ban on social activities such as weddings, funerals, concerts and parties.
Addressing the nation in his 23rd update on measures taken against spread of coronavirus, the president noted the ban on funerals, weddings, concerts and parties is to control the recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases across all 16 regions of the country.
“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,” he said.
“Beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut. Our borders by land and sea remain closed,” the president added.
Speaking further, the president directed employers in both the public and private sectors to introduce flexible working hours for workers to help contain the spread of the viral disease.
“All workplaces, public and private, must employ 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.”
“Restaurants should provide take-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 twenty-five percent (25%) capacity rule in our stadia, with spectators respecting the social distancing rule and wearing of masks.”
“To the revered leaders of our religious organisations, i.e. our churches and mosques, I entreat you to enforce, to the letter, the protocols relating to attendance, i.e. the two-hour duration, one-metre social distancing, mask wearing, use of sanitizers, and the presence of veronica buckets, liquid soap, and rolls of tissue paper,” noted the president.