COVID-19: Ban on public gathering extended for two more weeks


The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the extension of the ban on public gatherings for two more weeks.

The announcement was made during the President’s 8th address to the nation on measures being undertaken to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the country.

“The strong consensus that emerged from these and other consultations is that the existing measures must be maintained for now, until we have a firm grip on the movement of the virus. This consensus is supported by data and science, and I am also very much of this view. I have, accordingly, by Executive Instrument, extended for another two (2) weeks the suspension of all public and social gatherings, as set out in E.I 64 of 15th March 2020, effective tomorrow, 1 am, Monday, 27th April.,” he said.

On March 15, 2020, the President instituted the ban on public gatherings – conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.


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