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Ghana Extends Ban On Public Gatherings


Ghana has extended its ban on public gatherings as a way of fighting coronavirus.

The West African nation’s
President, Nana Akufo-Addo, signed an executive instrument to extend the ban on public gatherings in Ghana by another two weeks.

Over the weekend, he signed the the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65.

The restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under EI 64, have been extended for a further period of two weeks, with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.

As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under EI 65, have been extended for a further period of one week with effect from Monday.

All other provisions, including all exemptions in EI 64 and EI 65, are still in full force and effect, according to official communication.

It comes as Ghana recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus, bringing its total to 408.

The country has recorded eight deaths due to coronavirus, says the Ghana Health Service.

The ban on public gatherings has affected churches, mosques and schools.

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