President Akufo-Addo has extended the initial one-month ban on public gatherings including funerals and religious activities by an additional two weeks.
The extension became operational after he signed the Executive Instrument to give effect to the new directive.
The Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin said the extension takes effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
“President Akufo-Addo has signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65.
“The restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under EI 64, have been extended for a further period of two (2) weeks, with effect from Monday 13th April, 2020,” Eugene Arhin said in a Facebook post.
President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, in an address to the nation, declared a ban on all public gatherings including church activities, funerals, festivals, and other events as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.