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Akufo-Addo extends ban on public gathering by two more weeks

President Akufo-Addo has extended an initial one-month ban on public gathering by two more weeks.

The ban affects all religious activities, schools and social gatherings.

Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, in a facebook post 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.

1. 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.

2. As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under EI 65, have been extended for a further period of one (1) week with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.

3. All other provisions, including all exemptions in EI 64 and EI 65, are still in full force and effect,” the facebook post read.

The decision is to further contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Nearly six out of 10 coronavirus cases are local infections as men top infection chart

On March 15, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities.

He however, gave families the opportunity to hold private burials with numbers not exceeding 25.

The President also announced the closure of all schools in the country.

Information available on the Ghana Health Service’s website, the official website for Ghana’s coronavirus updates showed that a total of 408 cases and eight deaths had been recorded at as of April 12, 2020.

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