President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gathering by another two weeks.
There was an initial one-month ban on all public gatherings but was extended by two weeks.
This current extension was explained by the President that it is necessary as health experts say the ban can’t be lifted until we have a firm grip on the virus.
The President in his address said: “The strong consensus…is that the existing measures must be maintained for now until we have a firm grip on the spread of the virus. The consensus is supported by data and science and I am also very much of this view…I have by executive instrument extended by two weeks the ban on public gatherings effective tomorrow, Monday, 1:00 am, April 27, 2020,”
The ban affects all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events.
The President again said private funerals are permitted but still with a limited number of 25 persons.
“Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance,” President Akufo-Addo said.
This was the 8th address by President Akufo-Addo ever since the virus surfaced and he ended by advising all to stick to the safety protocols to ensure the virus does not spread.
As of Sunday, April 26, 2020, Ghana’s COVID-19 cases currently stand at 1,550.
The death toll has also risen to 11 but some 155 people recovering fully.