No church, no going to mosques, and no holding of birthday parties and weddings for additional two more weeks.
Ghana has extended its ban on public gatherings due to coronavirus by another two weeks.
President Nana Akufo-Addo extended by an executive instrument.
He says the decision was taken after extensive consultations with key stakeholders including Christian bodies, Muslims, Students and media .
According to him, there was consensus doing the meetings to maintain the ban until the country is able to contain the virus to an extent.
He said the virus has affected the daily life of the nation and exposed the weakness of its health system.
*Covid-19 Has Exposed Inequalities In Health System*
He announced plans to construct 88 new district hospitals within a year.
He also announced plans to construct six new regional hospitals.
He says the investments are self evidently necessary to serve the need of 21st century Ghana.
According to him, the coronavirus has exposed inequalities in Ghana’s health system.
He says 88 districts across the country do not have district hospitals.
He stated that 6 regions out of the 16 regions do not have regional hospitals.
Every Ghanaian, he explained deserves good health and good healthcare.
He said the hospitals will have 100 beds each.
“We must do something urgently about this”, he spoke of the need to end the health inequalities.
*Covid19 Is The Enemy*
President Nana Akufo Addo reiterated that coronavirus is the common enemy that all Ghanaians must fight and not one another.
He says the focus must be fighting the virus which for him is the threat to the nation.
He stated that his focus now is how to take Ghana out of the pandemic.
The President appealed to Ghanaians to be each other’s keeper in these times.
He expressed the belief that Ghana will come out of the pandemic even stronger and greater.