Ghana re-imposes ban on social gathering to curb COVID-19 spread

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the re-imposition of a raft of restrictions late Sunday to help curb the rising COVID-19 infections in the country.

In his televised speech, Akufo-Addo said that funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned, but “private burials with no more than 25 persons in attendance can be held. Beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs would also remain shut.”

“Our hospitals have become full, and we have had to reactivate our isolation centers. Our average daily rate of infection now stands at 700, compared with 200 two weeks ago,” the president said.

“Our current situation could get dire if efforts are not made, both on the part of the government and by the citizenry, to help contain the virus,” he added.

Akufo-Addo further urged all workplaces to employ a shift system for their staff, “in addition to the use of virtual platforms for work.”

Ghana introduced restriction measures for the first time in March 2020 after the country confirmed its first COVID-19 case. Enditem

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