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COVID-19: President Nana Addo begins “phase approach” to easing restrictions.

Worshippers not exceeding 100 would from June 5, 2020 be allowed to congregate up to an hour at their various places of worship.

They are however expected to wear face mask and stick to social distancing and hygiene protocols.

President Nana Akuffo Addo who announced this during his 10th address to the Nation, said the move followed his government’s consultations with relevant stakeholders on the easing of restrictions in order to restore the social and economic life of the country even as the novel covid-19 pandemic lives with us.

According to the president, the “phase approach” to easing the restrictions would therefore allow mourners up to 100 at funerals.

Others such as weddings and workshops can also take place while, restaurants can also operate under strict hygienic conditions.

As part of easing of restrictions; President Akuffo Addo stated that final year students across the country’s Tertiary, Senior and Junior High Schools are to return to school between June 15 and 29th this year to prepare for their examinations.

President Akuffo Addo said constitutional bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the NCCE and the National Identification Authority (NIA) have been Okayed to undertake their mandates but should do so by ensuring safety at all time.

The president however, stated that the country would be open up in full when it is safe to do so.

As such, he announced that sporting activities and political party rallies remained banned until July 31st while the country’s borders also remained closed.

Special arrangement would be allowed for evacuation of Ghanaian nationals stuck outside.

He appealed for strictly adherence to the safety protocols such as wearing face mask, hands washing with soap, social distancing and health dieting and regularly exercises to reduce associated health risks.

Ghana’s current recorded cases of COVID-19 stands at 8070 with over 2,800 recoveries.

The country has also 36 deaths and one patient is critically ill and on a ventilator.

Source: Nelson Adanuti Nyadror | www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana

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