President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo yesterday July 26, 2020, delivered an address to the nation.
The address, the 14th in the series was on measures taken to contain COVID-19 in the country.
Below are excerpts from the President’s address on Sunday night.
1. Ghana’s case count currently stands at 32,969 positive cases, with 28,927 recoveries/discharges and 161 deaths (constituting 0.5 percent of positives)
2. The number of active cases currently stands at 3,307
3. Final year students who tested positive for the virus are being managed in isolation centres; those in SHS will write the WASSCE
4. Government continues to engage stakeholders in the education sector to determine the conditions for the future reopening of schools after the current examinations are concluded
5. The restriction on the number of congregants worshiping at a time in churches, mosques will be lifted effective August 1, 2020; length of service has also been extended from one (1) to two (2) hours
6. Church leaders must ensure that congregants wear face masks at all times and the one meter social distancing rule applied
7. The various tourist sites and attractions have been opened to the public; drinking spots can now function
8. Beaches, pubs, cinemas, nightclubs remain closed until further notice
9. Ghana’s female U20 and U17 National Football teams have been cleared to go to their respective football camps to begin preparations towards their FIFA and CAF international matches beginning in September
10. All other team and contact sports and competitive sporting events remain suspended until further notice
11. Restrictions on the transport sector have been lifted; domestic airplanes, trotros, and taxis can take full capacity
12. Borders remain closed until further notice; special arrangement for evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad continues
13. Stigmatisation against infected persons and the spread of fake news is strongly discouraged