President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on social gatherings till the end of May.
The President in his 9th address to the nation on the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus on Sunday said the extension is expedient as Ghana continues to fight the virus.
“Tonight, I have come into your homes, to announce that the ban on public gatherings, as set out in Executive Instrument 34, has been extended, also to the end of the month ie, 31st May,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“So during this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, sporting events. All educational facilities private and public, continue to remain closed. There is still a ban on funerals, other than private burials with not more than 25 persons. It is noteworthy that the police is arresting and prosecution persons irrespective of their status in society who flout these regulations,” he added.
With this announcement, the next action on the ban on social gatherings is expected to be announced before or on May 31.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s total recorded cases of COVID-19 has risen from 4,263 to 4,700.
The cases were recorded from a total of 160,501 tests. Out of the number, 494 persons have recovered with 22 others succumbing to the virus.