- Most Ghanaians, in a poll conducted by YEN.com.gh, have indicated that they would not want to attend social gatherings even if the ban on them is lifted
- From the results gathered by YEN.com.gh, 56% said no whilst only 44% said yes
- Churches, schools and other gatherings of people numbering more than 25 have been banned since March 16, 2020
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Most Ghanaians have revealed that they would be unable to comfortably attend social gatherings amid the COVID-19 outbreak even after the ban on them is lifted fully.
The revelation was made following answers from a poll conducted by YEN.com.gh to find out how citizens would respond if the government decides to allow social gatherings again.
Ghanaians were asked, "would you be comfortable going to a large sporting or entertainment event if the ban on social gathering is over?" and interestingly, 56% of the answers were 'no'.
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Since March 16, 2020, Ghana's president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo banned all gatherings of more than 25 people which includes schools, churches, funerals, political campaigns and the like.
The ban was one of the measures taken by the government to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country but there have been discussions about it getting lifted because of its effects on the economy.
However, the poll conducted by YEN.com.gh suggests that economic activities would not return to normal even if the ban gets lifted.
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Ghana has currently recorded 4,700 cases of the novel coronavirus and the ban on social gathering has been recently extended to May 31, 2020, by the president.
In another related development, Ghana's president, Nana Addo, has listed 11 different local Ghanaian foods that can help the citizens in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president revealed the list in his address to the nation on May 10, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana and the measures that are to be taken to curb its effects.
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