The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced an extension on the ban on social gathering by 3 weeks, ending on the 31st of May, 2020.
According to him, this is in line with the Government’s aim to prevent community spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
Addressing the nation for the 9th time since the inception of COVID-19, he further disclosed that Ghana’s count of confirmed COVID-19 cases currently stands at 4,700.
The President also advised that citizenry continue to adhere to the preventive/precautionary measures which are being preached to help curb the spread of the disease.
They include the regular washing of hands under running water for 20 seconds, the use of nose masks when going out of the house and practicing social distancing.
Nana Addo has stated that whoever flouts the social distancing order and goes ahead to organize a social event will be severely punished, irrespective of status in society.
The President also announced an amount being put aside to help buffer local industries who are going through financial hardships as a result of COVID-19.