President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on forms of social gatherings i.e funerals, political rallies, workshops, conferences, religious activities among others till the end of May 31, 2020.
The president extended the ban in his 9th address to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak.
President Akufo-Addo said the restrictions announced by the government are essential to save lives and livelihoods.
He indicated despite the challenges these restrictions might have brought to Ghanaians, it was for the best.
He admonished the public to adhere to the safety protocols put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
Before this address, many have called for the ban on social gatherings – which is in the eighth week – to be lifted.
However, the president says the ban on social gatherings still remains in force until the end of this month.
Also, both public and private schools shall remain closed until the end of the month.
“Tonight I have come to your homes to announce that the ban on public gathering has been extended to the end of the month ie 31st of May,” he said.