Covid 19: President Akufo-Addo announces ban on funeral , weddings and concerts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a ban on funerals, weddings concerts and parties until further notice in a bid to control the recent upsurge in Covid 19 cases across the country.

Delivering his 23rd update on measures taken against spread of coronavirus on national television, the President said beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut.

“So, fellow Ghanaians, until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials, with no more than twenty-five (25) people, can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask wearing protocols.” President Akufo-Addo said.

He added “Beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut. Our borders by land and sea remain closed.”

The President further directed employers in the public and private sector to introduce flexible working hours for workers to help contain the spread of the viral disease.

“All workplaces, public and private, must employ a shift-system for workers, in addition to the use of virtual platforms for business or work. Conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols. However, I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements.

He further said restaurants should provide take-away services, and should, as much as possible, avoid seated services.

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