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:
- 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.
- 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.
- The ministry of education is to roll out distance learning programmes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Workers will also continue to go to work but “should observe prescribed social distancing between patrons and staff”.
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