Ghana extends ban on public gatherings to intensify fight against COVID-19

President Nana Akufo Addo
President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings for two more weeks in a further measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, an official said here on Sunday.

The director of communications at the presidency Eugine Arhin said the president had signed the executive instruments to give effect to the new measure.

Ghana first proscribed public gatherings for a month from March 15 after it confirmed the first five cases of COVID-19.

Schools, markets, churches, mosques as well as other social gatherings such as weddings and funerals have remained under a ban since the first order.

The country’s entry points have also been shut and a lockdown is imposed on some major cities, in regions where COVID-19 cases have been reported from in significant numbers.

Ghana has reported 408 confirmed cases as of Sunday as its officials intensified contact tracing across the country. Enditem

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