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Ghana extends ban on public gatherings amid COVID-19 spike

President Nana Akufo Addo
President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a 21-day extension of the ban on public gatherings in the country as efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus infections in the country.

The president announced late Sunday that conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, marriage and funeral ceremonies, and sporting events remained banned till the end of May.

He added during his update to the nation on the impact of the containment measures that the suspension on schools in the country also remains in force over the period, stressing that the security services would enforce the measures effectively.

Meanwhile, the total number of people infected by COVID-19 in the West African nation has increased to 4,700, as 437 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, said the president.

Besides, 116 more COVID-19 cases under treatment have recovered, taking Ghana’s number of recovered cases to 494.

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