President Akufo-Addo says the lower number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana and the high recoveries presents an opportunity to ease restrictions.
The President made this known when he met with some Chiefs from the Anlo Traditional area in the Volta Region on May 20, 2020.
He said there are lot of positives that could aid into opening Ghana up fully because more people are recovering from the deadly virus.
“The numbers in Ghana are small, and the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 are also small, we pray to God that it continues that way because if it continues that way, it gives us an opportunity to look at how we can ease many of the restrictions that has made life more difficult so that we can go back to our normal lives”.
President Akufo-Addo last two weeks extended the ban on public gathering, including religious activities, festivals and funerals till the end of May.
In his 9th address to the nation on COVID-19 he said: “So, during this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, sporting events. All educational facilities private and public, remain closed.
There are several reports that these ban on public gathering will not be extended when it expires on May 31.
The COVID-19 cases in Ghana has seen 173 new cases increasing the number to 6,269, according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update.
The update also indicated 125 more recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to 1,898.
The number of deaths still stand at 31.
The Ghana Health Service disclosed this in its latest update on Wednesday night [May 20, 2020].