CORONAVIRUS: GOVERNMENT BANS POLITICAL RALLIES, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, & ALL OTHER PUBLIC GATHERINGS

• The general public are also advised to observe prescribed social distancing and good personal hygiene to prevent community spread.

• We are determined to do whatever we can to prevent the spread of the virus, and protect the population. All the measures that have been announced will be subject to constant review and enhancement, if necessary, he said.

• Fellow Ghanaians, these are not ordinary times, so, let us all put our shoulders to the wheel, and I am confident that, together, by the Grace of God, we shall overcome this challenge, He said.



In order to combat the Coronavirus pandemic Government bans political rallies, religious activities, & all other public gatherings


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday 15th March, 2020 said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.

Ghana yesterday confirmed 4 more cases of COVID-19 making it a total of six (6) confirmed cases.


The president stated on, Sunday, 15th March, 2020, he chaired a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus response and after deliberations, he has decided, in the interest of public safety and the protection of the population, to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows:


  1. All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance;

  2. All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes. However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols;

  3. The Government of Ghana’s Travel Advisory issued earlier today should be observed as announced;

  4. Businesses and other workplaces can continue to operate, but should observe prescribed social distancing between patrons and staff;

  5. Establishments, such as supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, night clubs, hotels and drinking spots, should observe enhanced hygiene procedures by providing, amongst others, hand sanitizers, running water and soap for washing of hands;

  6. The Ministry of Transport should work with the transport unions and private and public transport operators to ensure enhanced hygienic conditions in all vehicles and terminals, by providing, amongst others, hand sanitizers, running water and soap for washing of hands; and

  7. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development should co-ordinate, with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, measures to enhance conditions of hygiene in markets across the country.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appealled to all to co-operate with experts who are conducting contact tracing of the 6 already confirmed cases to ensure that persons who had come into contact with them are identified and supported.


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo address the Nation


Nana Addo also revealed he has directed the Attorney General to submit, immediately, to Parliament emergency legislation, in accordance with Article 21 (4) (c) & (d) of the Constitution of the Republic, to embody these measures, and has further directed the Minister for Health to exercise his powers, under section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851), by the immediate issuance of an Executive Instrument, to govern the relevant measures.


He further called upon Parliament to support the Executive in this national endeavour.


The general public are also advised to observe prescribed social distancing and good personal hygiene to prevent community spread.


We are determined to do whatever we can to prevent the spread of the virus, and protect the population. All the measures that have been announced will be subject to constant review and enhancement, if necessary, he said.


Fellow Ghanaians, these are not ordinary times, so, let us all put our shoulders to the wheel, and I am confident that, together, by the Grace of God, we shall overcome this challenge, He said.


President Nana Addo finally said, May God bless us all, and our homeland Ghana, and make her great and strong.





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