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COVID-19: President Extends Ban On Social Gathering To End Of May


As part of measures at fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the country, President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on social gathering to the end of May.


According to him, the move forms parts of measures at reducing the spread of the deadly coronavirus among citizens in the country.


Addressing the nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo said “During this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as the holding of conferences, workshops, parties, nightclubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities and all sporting events”


He added that all educational facilities, private and public, continue to remain closed.


President Akufo-Addo stressed that there is still ban on funerals, other than private burials conducted with not more than 25 persons.


He explained that it is noteworthy that the police are arresting and prosecuting persons, irrespective of their status in the society.


“Anyone who flouts these regulations, will be dealt with. We cannot allow a few persons for their narrow, selfish interests, to jeopardise the health, well-being and safety of the larger population” he said.


He warned that anyone who falls foul of the law will face its full rigours.


Updating Ghanaians on the current case count of coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo said the country has now recorded 4700 cases with 22 deaths, 5 critically ill and 494 recoveries.


He mentioned that Ghana has conducted 160,501 tests on the deadly coronavirus in the country.


He added that about 5000 pieces of Personnel Protective Equipment will be provided to the media.


“The coming on stream from the Noguchi and Komfo Anokye has stated that we have cleared our backlogs” he confirmed

Story by Joshua Kwabena Smith

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