The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo has today Sunday 26th July addressed the nation on new measures taken against the spread of the Corona Virus outbreak.
Among other developments, the president has announced that restrictions placed on the country’s religious activities, recreational sector, transportation and some sporting activities have been eased upon consultation with these sector leaders.
The restriction on the number of congregants during church activities have been lifted. Duration of religious activities which used to be a maximum of an hour has been increased to a maximum of two hours. Religious leaders are adviced to pay greater attention to the fresh air ventilation of their premises and ensure that members adhere to all safety precautionary measures. This new development holds also for the mosques.
Tourists sites in Ghana have also been opened to local visitors since the borders remain closed. Open air drinking spots can now function. Management of these facilities are tasked to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols.
The female Under-20 and Under-17 national football teams have been given the clearance to go into their respective training camps to begin preparations towards their FIFA and CAF-games which are scheduled for September, 2020. All Covid-19 protocols should however be duly respected by players, management and technical department.
Restrictions on the transportation have also been lifted to allow for full capacity in our domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses. The wearing of masks by passengers in the vehicles and aircrafts remain mandatory.
Pubs, cinemas, night clubs, sporting events aside from the ones mentioned and borders, that is air, land and sea remain closed until further notice. Special arrangements will however be made to evacuate stranded Ghanaians abroad. Burials can still be held privately with a maximum of hundred persons.