Akufo-Addo bans weddings, parties, funerals as Ghana’s Covid-19 cases hit 5,358

Akufo-Addo bans weddings, parties, funerals as Ghana’s Covid-19 cases hit 5,358

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has introduced some social restrictions as cases of coronavirus in the country rise to 5,358.

Presently, the President has banned all weddings, funerals and parties as part of measures to curtail the rapid spread of the virus.

President Akufo-Addo announced this during his 23rd Covid-19 address to the nation Sunday.

“So, fellow Ghanaians, until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials, with no more than twenty-five (25) people, can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing protocols,” he said.

The President has explained that: “The imposition of restrictions on our daily routines helped in reducing the prevalence of the pandemic in the country, and government has been left with no option but to re-introduce some of these restrictions in order to help save the situation.”

The ban on all public gatherings was first introduced on March 15, 2020, during President Akufo-Addo’s eighth televised broadcast to the nation at a time there were only six active cases.

The ban on public gatherings was later extended in May last year and eased in July 2020.

But Ghana’s covid-19 cases have risen to 5,358 as of January 30, 2021, the President has said.

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