President Akufo Addo extends ban on public gathering till end of May

The President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has extended the ban on public gathering till May 31 2020.

He made this known during his ninth address to the nation since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

Prior to this announcement, a cross section of the public had called on the President to relax the rules, but the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) disagreed.

The GMA also in a statement asked government to remain resolute in staying the ban on social gatherings as they believe that “non-adherence to the Covid-19 preventive measures could bring serious consequences on the nation.”

President Akufo-Addo in his addressed on Sunday May 10, 2020 did just that. He said “in my address to workers and the nation on May Day, I announced the extension of the closure of our borders for one more month as a means to continue halting the importation of the virus into our country. Also, all educational facilities, private and public, will remain closed.

“Tonight, I have come into your homes to announce that the ban public gatherings as set out in Executive Instrument number 64 has been extended, also to end of the month ie May 31,” he added.

This means that during this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as the holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, beaches, festivals, political rallies, religious activities and sporting events.

Also, all educational facilities, private and public, will remain closed. He further announced that Ghana's borders remain closed till May 31.

President Akufo-Addo said while he would like to see an end to the restrictions, they are necessary if Ghana is to make any meaningful strides in the Covid-19 fight.

He added, that shortly he hopes to announce steps for systematically easing the restrictive measures announced to bring life back to normalcy.

Source: CCG


May 13, 2020



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