COVID-19 updates: Akufo-Addo extends ban on public gathering for 2weeks

COVID-19 updates: Akufo-Addo extends ban on public gathering for 2weeks

- The ban on the public gathering has been extended by an additional 2 weeks

- This is important in other to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus

- The president stated that the ban takes effect from 1 am, Monday, April 27, 2020

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the ban on the public gathering has been extended by an additional 2 weeks.

According to him, this is important in other to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19.

He made this known while addressing Ghanaians in a televised broadcast on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in his eighth address to the nation.

President Akufo-Addo stated that all the public and social gatherings that were earlier stated in his second address on March 15, remains the same.

The president stated that the ban takes effect from 1 am, Monday, April 27, 2020.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 fight: Government to build 88 district hospitals - Akufo-Addo reveals

In other news, Ghanaians have been directed by the Health Ministry to wear face masks at all times, especially when visiting public places where social distancing cannot be observed.

The directive from the ministry is backed by law, Act, 2012 (Act 851). Section 170(1) of the Act mandates the Minister with powers to order an individual to take a preventive measure in respect of public health matters.

To this extent, the Ghana Health Service stated that in its quest to prevent the spread of the pandemic, it is directing the wearing of face masks “in all public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing”.

READ ALSO: Health Ministry orders Ghanaians to wear face mask at all times

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