Do not hold Easter crusades, conventions; church services should not exceed 2 hours - Police warns

Do not hold Easter crusades, conventions; church services should not exceed 2 hours - Police warns

- Churches have been advised not to hold services beyond two hours

- The Ghana Police Service also mentioned that public gatherings such as conventions, crusades, pilgrimages cannot be held during the season

- The Ghana Police Service however issued a reminder to the general public to continue to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by President Akufo-Addo

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In some few days, Ghanaians would be celebrating the death of Christ and his ascension into heaven.

Ahead of the 2021 Easter celebrations, the Ghana Police Service however issued a reminder to the general public to continue to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The Ghana Police Service in a statement noted that churches can hold services but not beyond two hours.

Do not hold Easter crusades, conventions; church services should not exceed 2 hours - Police warns
Do not hold Easter crusades, conventions; church services should not exceed 2 hours - Police warns
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It also mentioned that public gatherings such as conventions, crusades, pilgrimages cannot be held during the season.

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“Churches, Mosques and religious bodies are expected to hold services not beyond two hours for 100 participants maximum only, observing all other COVID-19 protocols. Conventions, crusades, pilgrimages and such large physical gatherings are not allowed.”

As has been the practice all these years, the Ghana Police Service also said the hosting of any carnival, festival, beach gathering, street dances, procession, parades, and such events will be illegal.

“Night clubs are banned from opening as well as cinemas and movie houses. All activities of “closed room” bar or pub including those in hotels remain illegal. However, open-air drinking spots may operate provided that they observe all other COVID-19 protocols,” it added.

Meanwhile, tourist sites and attractions have been given the go-ahead to operate within the season, as long as they adhere to all the safety protocols to check the spread.

It also urged bereaved families to take advantage of the season to bury loved ones.

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In other news, Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that since he took charge of the finance ministry in 2017, he has never for once taken his monthly salary.

Ofori-Atta added that he has never for once taken other financial entitlements and compensations in his capacity as the finance minister.

Ofori Atta made this revelation at his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

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