Following the new directives issued by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in an address to the nation on coronavirus in Ghana, various organisations and institutions are taking measures to adhere to the guidelines laid out by the president to protect members from being infected with the virus.
The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Rev. Philip Naameh has issued further directives on the virus in a statement that was issued on March 16, 2020.
According to the statement, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ have suspended activities such as public masses, public spiritual programs, funerals and weddings for the next four weeks.
They also ordered for all Catholic schools to be closed until further notice.
The Catholic Bishops also directed that “burials may be performed but with not more than 25 people in attendance.”
The Catholic Bishops also recommended daily private masses with not more than 5 people.
They also stated that chapels will be opened for private prayers but advised members to observe the required distances of two metres and pray in silence. The Bishops also informed that there will be live streaming of Masses.
The Catholic Bishops also urged all Ghanaians to “keep observing the basic precautionary measures that will help minimize the spread of the virus as well as protect oneself from being infected with Covid-19.”
Read the full statement below:
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