Akufo-Addo extends ban on public gatherings by two weeks

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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has by Executive Instrument (E.I) extended for another two (2) weeks the suspension of all public and social gatherings, as set out in E.I 64 of 15th March, 2020.

The extension, according to him, takes effect from 1am, Monday, 27th April.

The President made this disclosure in his 8th address to the nation on measures taken by government, against the spread of coronavirus in the country, on Sunday 26th April, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo explained that, he “engaged a number of stakeholders to discuss the future of existing measures which have imposed restrictions on public gatherings, shut down our schools, and closed our borders. I met with the Chairperson and Members of the Council of State, the President and Members of the Standing Committee of the National House of Chiefs, representatives of organised labour, i.e. the leadership of the Trades Union Congress, the leadership of the Christian Community, the leadership of the Muslim Community, the President and Executive Committee of the Ghana Medical Association, representatives and leaders of the Media, and the leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), and its affiliated associations”.

He further explained that,”The strong consensus that emerged from these and other consultations is that the existing measures must be maintained for now, until we have a firm grip on the movement of the virus”.

“This consensus is supported by data and science, and I am also very much of this view,” president Akufo-Addo added.

Meanwhile, Ghana currently has 1,550 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 155 recoveries and 11 deaths.

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Source: Michael Blessing/ghdailynews.com

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