COVID-19: Akufo-Addo lifts ban on churches; borders remain closed


The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has lifted the ban placed on religious organisation as part of measures to halt the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

In his 10th Address to the nation, the President said the lifting of the ban forms part of plans by the government to ease the restrictions placed on the country after the country recorded its first case of the disease.

He mentioned that up to 100 worshipers must be at a religious centre at a time. He further mentioned that at a least a one-metre distance must be between worshipers during service.

Churches and Mosques, he added, must also observe various hygiene protocols durings services.

Various task force will also be deployed to ensure that indeed the number of people at a worship centre are not more than 100.

He mentioned that the easing of the restrictions on churches, mosques and other religious centres must commence from 5th June, 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo however stated that the country’s borders – air, land and sea – will remain closed until further notice.

The service must however not last for more than an hour.

Special arrangements, he noted are being put in place to ensure that the country evacuates its citizens who are stranded abroad.’

“These persons will however be quarantined for up to two weeks,” he added.

Source: Ghana | | KWAKU NTI


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