Akufo-Addo holds COVID-19 'gathering' with 27 other people in one room (Photo)

Akufo-Addo holds COVID-19 'gathering' with 27 other people in one room (Photo)

- Ghana's president has been spotted in a meeting with 27 other people to discuss the progress of efforts against COVID-19

- This seems to points against the president's own order for not more than 25 people to gather in one place for meetings

- It should be quickly added, however, that the president's meeting saw a great level of adherence to social distancing protocols as chairs of each participant was significantly spaced from the next

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Ghana's President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has held an indoor meeting with the COVID-19 response committee who number up to 27 people in total on March 21, 2020.

The number 27 is highly significant as the president earlier indicated in his previous address to the nation that all public gatherings including churches, schools, seminars and the like were all banned.

It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a Facebook Live video announced that all public and private schools including universities and churches were from March 16, 2020, to be suspended for the next four weeks.

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According to the president, the only condition under which a number of people could come together was that their number should be below 25.

Following his order, universities, high schools and all basic schools were closed down and churches were also halted completely. A number of organizations who went against the president's order were met with great opposition.

Pastor Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie of the Open Arms Ministries was arrested on the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, while holding church service.

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It would be recalled also that the National Identification Authority (NIA) who continued to hold registrations in the Eastern Region, which many considered were against the president's orders were also compelled until they decided to suspend the registration.

In photos sighted by YEN.com.gh, although the number of people in the indoor meeting with the president exceeds 25, against his initial orders, it should be quickly added that the meeting was held with adherence to social distancing protocols.

The chairs of all the participants were spaced quite significantly and it no form of contact was observed among any of them.

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In a similar 'ironic' report, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 49 Ghanaians were spotted crowding to register for their Ghana cards at a branch of the Church of Pentecost at Kpong after government's ban on social gatherings.

Reports reaching YEN.com.gh indicated that the specific church building is officially under the Kpong District of the Church of Pentecost.

The observation was rather ironic considering the fact that the government of Ghana previously put a ban on all social activities and gatherings including churches services to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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