President Akuffo-Addo by another Executive Instrument (EI) has extended the ban on social gathering for two more weeks to stem the spread of the Novel Coronavirus disease effective Monday, April 27, 2020.
The President in a televised address to the nation Sunday night said the decision was necessary and urged Ghanaians to continue sacrifice in order to defeat the Covid-19.
“I have, acordingly, 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, 1am, Monday, 27th April.”
According to him, the decision was arrived after a meeting with the Council of State, Religious Leaders (both Christian and Muslim Council), Teacher Unions, Trades Union Congress (TUC), NUGGs etc.
President Akuffo-Addo also encouraged the continous practicing of social distancing and other health protocols prescribed by the WHO and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Let us, on our part, continue to protect further our health workers by practicing social distancing, washing our hands with soap under running water, refraining from shaking hands, and, yes, wearing our maskS whenever we leave our homes. Together, all these protocols will prove effective in helping each one of us to avoid contracting the virus.President Akuffo-Addo advised.
The ban on social gathering was imposed by President Akufo-Addo in his maiden Nation Address March 15 as part of measures to protect Ghanaians from being infected with the Covid-19.
The directive saw the suspension of Conferences, Workshops, Religious and Social Gatherings.
Sochols have also been closed down as part of the directive.