COVID-19: Wearing Of Face Masks Not Mandatory Any Longer – Akufo-Addo Announces

COVID-19: Wearing Of Face Masks Not Mandatory Any Longer – Akufo-Addo Announces

  • Ghana has abolished the mandatory wearing of face masks at public and private gatherings from today, March 28, 2022
  • President Nana Akufo-Addo announced this when he delivered his 28th coronavirus update yesterday
  • He said Ghana's Covid situation has improved so much that treatment centres have become empty

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Nana Akufo-Addo has abolished the mandatory wearing of face masks to public and private gatherings beginning today, Monday, March 28, 2022.

Delivering the 28th Covid address yesterday, Sunday, March 27, 2022, the president said Ghana’s covid situation had improved so much that treatment centres were empty and active cases stood at 72 with no critical or severe illness.

He also said although Ghana has not achieved the national vaccination coverage target, the figures were encouraging.

He revealed many have been vaccinated at notable hotspots of infections, particularly in the urban areas of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.

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Nana Akufo-Addo has said Covid-19 situation has greatly improved. Source: Getty Image.
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He said the Ghana Health Service was determined to meet a national vaccination target of 20 million by June.

Nana Akufo-Addo also gave the greenlight for in-house activities at churches, mosques, and other mass gatherings to resume at full capacity as long as attendees are fully vaccinated.

The country recorded its first Covid case on March 12, 2020. Since then, there have been 160,925 infections and 1,445 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began, according to Reuters.

The president also revealed that over 13 million Ghanaians had been fully vaccinated.

15 Takeaways From President Akufo-Addo's 28th COVID-19 Update

President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered his 28th COVID-19 address to Ghanaians on Sunday, March 27, 2022, with 15 key announcements and revelations.

The president painted a generally good picture of Ghana's Covid situation and announced that the country's land and sea borders will be opened from today, March 28, 2022, two years since he shut them.

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Also, Nana Akufo-Addo announced that in-house activities at churches, mosques and other mass gatherings can resume with full capacity as long as the people attending are fully vaccinated.

Three Experts Advise Akufo-Addo Ahead Of State Of The Nation Address On Wednesday

Three experts have put forth their expectations for President Nana Akufo-Addo's sixth State of the Nation Address (SONA), scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

This year’s SONA, which has been described by some as very crucial for the president, was initially scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022, but was postponed following a disagreement between the Presidency and Parliament.

Two security experts, Professor Kwesi Aning and Col Festus Aboagye (rtd), and Economist Dr Theo Acheompong, shared their expectations for the upcoming SONA in an exclusive interview with YEN.com.gh.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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