COVID-19: Akufo-Addo bans weddings, funerals as death toll hits 416

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reintroduced the ban on parties, weddings and funerals in a bid to slow the rapid spread of the deadly Covid-19 in the country.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, the President said the reintroduction of the restrictions are important due the number of active cases.

According to the President, private burials must not be more than 25 people with social gatherings and covid-19 preventive measures strictly in place.

Also beaches, night clubs, cinema are also banned with restaurants encouraged to limit sit-ins for patrons.

“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”.

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

So far, 416 people have died from the deadly disease according to the President with the current active cases shooting up to 5, 358.

Currently, Ghana has 170 and 44 persons in severe and critical conditions respectively.

The President also urges churches and mosques to strictly implement covid-19 protocols adding that government will take delivery of first covid-19 vaccines by March 2020.

Source: starrfmonline.com

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