#COVID19Ghana: A Ban On Parties And 5 Other Key Measures President Akufo-Addo Announced

Ghana is on high alert after the country recorded 6 cases of the novel coronavirus infection called COVID-19.

This is a pandemic situation affecting many countries around the world.

Yesterday, hours after four additional confirmed cases were announced, President Akufo-Addo issued directives that would serve as measures to prevent community spread of the virus.

Here are …. key points to note:

  1. He announced a complete shutdown of all schools. It affects both private and public schools and it includes schools from the preschool level to tertiary institutions.
  2. Final year students preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be allowed on campus while observing social distancing protocols.
  3. The ministry of education is to roll out distance learning programmes.
  4. The President placed a ban on all social gatherings including church services, funerals, political rallies and sporting activities for the next four weeks. He, however, allowed gatherings of not more than 25 persons.
  5. Shopping malls, markets, night clubs among other suchlike establishments are to observe enhanced hygiene procedures by providing, for instance, hand sanitisers and soap with running water.
  6. Workers will also continue to go to work but “should observe prescribed social distancing between patrons and staff”.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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