All appointments to the country’s seat of government which are not urgent have been postponed until further notice.
According to the Office of the President, it has become necessary to restrict visitors and regulate visits to the Jubilee House owing to the need to protect officials and staff of the Presidency and also the general public from the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, hence the decision.
In a memo dated March 23, 2020, the Office of the President also declared that no minister will be allowed entry to the Jubilee House for appointments unless they complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire at the outer reception.
The directive also applies to all other appointees of the President who may have urgent appointments at the Jubilee House.
The memo signed by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and sighted by ABC News further indicated that all visitors may be required to answer specific questions by phone related to Coronavirus before appointments are confirmed.
In line with the social distancing policy and precautionary measures, the Presidency has additionally decided that only a maximum of two visitors will be in a queue at an office at a time.
The memo further stated that the office will scale down face-to-face meetings to reduce the number of visitors to the Jubilee House. “You may consider replacing face-to-face meetings with virtual meetings where possible.”