Public gathering ban extended by 2 weeks-Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, in a television broadcast, declared the ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.

At the time, Ghana had recorded six cases of COVID-19.

Speaking to Ghanaians via a televised address with an update on measures being put in place, the President said the extension is one of the committed actions to fight the Coronavirus.

President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to continue to adhere strictly to the laid down protocols to stop the contraction and spread of the virus.

” Fellow Ghanaians, I encourage you to keep washing your hands with soap under running water, distance yourselves from crowding and wear a nose mask always,” he advised.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s case count has risen to 1,550 with 11 deaths.

Regional breakdown

  • Greater Accra Region – 1,347
  • Ashanti Region – 69
  • Eastern Region – 57
  • Oti Region – 17
  • Central Region – 17
  • Northern Region – 13
  • Volta Region – 10
  • Upper West Region – 8
  • Upper East Region – 8
  • North East Region – 2
  • Western Region – 1
  • Western North Region – 1
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