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Coronavirus: Ban on public gatherings extended till May 31

President Akufo-Addo has announced that the ban on public gatherings has been extended till 31st May, 2020.

The President said this in his 9th address to the nation since Ghana recorded its first two cases of the novel Corona virus.

President Akufo-Addo Addo in March this year announced a ban on public gatherings which includes funerals, church services etc as a measure to minimize the spread of the Corona virus.

“Tonight, I have come into your homes, to announce that the ban on public gatherings, as set out in Executive Instrument 34, has been extended, also to the end of the month ie, 31st May,” President Akufo-Addo said.

“So during this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, sporting events. All educational facilities private and public, continue to remain closed. The is still a ban on funerals, other than private burials with not more than 25 persons. It is noteworthy that the police is arresting and prosecution persons irrespective of their status in society who flout these regulations,” he added.

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