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Covid-19: President Akufo Addo Has Re-Impose Ban On Large Funerals, Weddings

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The president of the 4th republic, Nana Akufo-Addo  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  until further notice.

In his 23rd address to the nation on measures government is taking to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, said public gatherings of such nature should not exceed 25 people.

The President first banned all public gatherings on March 15, 2020, in his eighth televised broadcast to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

At the time, Ghana had recorded only six cases of the disease.

In his ninth address, President Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020.

On June 5, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced as part of easing Covid-19 restrictions that up to 100 worshipers can congregate in churches, mosques and other places of worship.

Although the country was recording few cases, neglect for Covid-19 safety protocols has contributed to a surge in the number of active cases.

The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has threatened to embark on a strike should government fail to impose restrictions on social gatherings as the surge in active Covid-19 cases persist.

Dr Justice Yankson on Saturday stressed that already health facilities are “on their knees”.

He, therefore reiterated calls for rigorous measures need to be implemented in order to curb the spike of the disease.

“The issue is very simple, and we can only advice, and we can only advocate. The worst-case scenario is that we put our tools down but that might not be the solution for this pandemic because we don’t control the public purse, we don’t control the executive power. So we keep advising government,” he said.

Source: MyGhanaMedia.com


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