Easter in Covid: Ghana Police bans air conditioners in churches, restricts services to 2 hours

Easter in Covid: Ghana Police bans air conditioners in churches, restricts services to 2 hours

- All Easter services have been restricted by the Police

- A public statement to religious organizations is calling for at least 2 hours of service

- The Police Service also wants all attendees registered

The Ghana Police Service has introduced new Covid-19 restrictions and security protocol for all religious gathering before and during the Easter Festivities.

Even though Covid-19 cases are beginning to plateau – thanks to the national vaccination program, the Ghana Police Service believes the country is still not out of the woods yet.

In a public statement the police service noted that all religious bodies are not to exceed 2 hours of services.

According to the Director of Public Affairs, Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, all persons who visit the church or mosque must have their names and contact details registered by the church or mosque they visit.

Easter in Covid: Ghana Police bans air conditioners in churches, restricts services to 2 hours
Easter in Covid: Ghana Police bans air conditioners in churches, restricts services to 2 hours (Stock Photo)
Source: UGC

Also, the Ghana Police Service has appealed against the use of air conditioners in places of worship – rather, they must have fresh air ventilation.

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Meanwhile, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the government is working hard to purchase some 42 million additional COVID-19 doses by the close of 2021.

According to him, talks on the vaccine are far advanced to get them into the country.

This he said goes to say that by the end of the year, the entire adult population would be vaccinated.

The country took stock of 600,000 vaccines via the COVAX facility, 50,000 from the Indian government, and 165,000 from MTN.

The Ghana Health Service has indicated that per their statistics, close to 500,000 people in Ghana have received their first jab.

Ghana began its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on March 2, 2020, with President Akufo-Addo and his vice together with their spouses taking the jab on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana has announced that Ghana could start importing unpackaged COVID-19 vaccines in bulk.

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That according to the FDA, will give local companies the job to fill the vaccines into empty vials.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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