President Nana Akufo-Addo
Ghana is expected to begin its stage one of coronavirus easing on June 5, 2020.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo announced this on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after 11 weeks of restrictions.
His announcement came with conditions. According to him, Ghana’s Ministry of Religious Affairs will come out with specific guidelines for the reopening of churches.
He stated that maximum duration of one hour for each church service.
He added that maximum number of 100 congregants should adhered to.
Mandatory one meter rule among congregants, he added.
There has been consultations with a wide range of groups including religious bodies, sports groups, he said.
“A consensus has emerged from these consultations that we should embark on a strategic, controlled, progressive, safe easing of restrictions to get our lives and economy back to normal.”
He added that “as I stated in my May Day address, a month ago, I am now in a position to outline the roadmap for easing safely the restrictions.”
Ours is going to be a phased approach, involving a selected list of public gatherings, based on their risk profile, socio-economic impact, and most importantly our capacity to enforce and response in the event of flare up in our number of infections,” he said.