Akufo-Addo shuts all schools; bans funerals, church and mosque gatherings
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the suspension of all public gatherings in the country for a month, following the detection of six coronavirus cases in Ghana.
Additionally, all public and private educational facilities in the country have been shut down, beginning Monday, March 16. The directive applies to basic, second-cycle and tertiary institutions across the 16 regions of the country.
Mr Akufo-Addo made the announcement on Sunday, March 15, in anticipation of rising cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
No death has been recorded yet, but the new measures are expected to contain the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed 6,500 lives and approximately 170,000 infections across the globe.