- Ursula Owusu has announced that government is set to test an app to monitor COVID-19 restrictions at religions and other social gatherings
- According to her, it is expected that the app would keep track of events and details of persons who attend the events
- The Minister of Communication said the app is expected to be ready in 48 hours
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The Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has announced that the government is set to test an app to monitor COVID-19 restrictions at religions and other social gatherings.
According to her, as reported by CitiNews, it is expected that the app would keep track of events and details of persons who attend the events in order to help people stay compliant with the conditions.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday evening, June 1, 2020, she said the app, known as PANABIOS (Pan African BioSurveillance Application) is expected to be ready in 48 hours.
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“We are trialling in Ghana and hopefully it will be rolled out on the rest of the continent,” Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful.
She said a passcode or a USSD code would be generated for people to book for a registered event.
She added that event organisers would have to download the app to help keep track of the number of people at an event and where the event is being held.
“Event organisers will have to download the application and register the event and venue that the event is taking place,” the minister explained.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his 10th national address on updates on the coronavirus pandemic, has increased the number required for social gatherings.
According to the president in his update on May 31, 2020, increased the number of people required to be at social gatherings from 25 to 100.
By this, private burials, weddings, engagements, church services and mosque attendants, can sit up to 100 people instead of the 25 people that had been enforced since March 27, 2020.
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