COVID-19: Akufo-Addo ‘bans’ family gatherings during Easter; calls on Ghanaians to sacrifice

COVID-19: Akufo-Addo ‘bans’ family gatherings during Easter; calls on Ghanaians to sacrifice

- President Akufo-Addo has called on all Ghanaians to avoid large gatherings as the country marks the Easter celebrations

- He explained that large gatherings are a violation of the social distancing rules implemented because of the spread of the coronavirus

- The president indicated that he was also looking forward to visiting Kwahu to celebrate the Easter but decided to cancel such plans

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President Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to refrain from organising large family gatherings during the Easter celebrations.

According to him, such groupings, as well as all other forms of assemblies flouts the rules of social distancing.

Sharing with Ghanaians new developments in the government’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic, he explained that the general public needs to sacrifice and observe the Easter in their homes.

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In a live address to the nation monitored by, he went on to say that he was equally looking forward to visiting Kwahu for the Easter celebrations but has canceled such plans.

President Akufo-Addo went on to say that it is important for all Ghanaians to keep their distances from extended family members.

In his opinion, the relatives would understand and conclude that these measures are in their own interest.

On March 15, 2020, he announced a ban on public gatherings such as conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.

This was followed by a closure of Ghana’s borders with its neighbouring countries and a partial lockdown that took effect from Monday, March 30, 2020. He later announced an extension of the closure.

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his sixth address to the nation on the deadly coronavirus, announced that Ghana's case count jumps from 313 to 378.

According to him, the additional cases recorded were from the samples collected and tested from the contacts traced.

The president reiterated that 14,611 contacts of samples collected were sent to the laboratory for testing.

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