President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo in May 2020 imposed restrictions as a result of the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.
The Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64) was made in exercise of the power conferred on the President under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) on March 23, 2020.
The Instrument imposes restrictions on travel to Ghana and public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, gatherings for religious purposes, night clubs, drinking spots, and events centers as well as private parties and other social gatherings.
In line with this, the president imposed a ban on funerals but allowed private burials with not more than 25 people in attendance with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene, and mask-wearing protocols in place.
But despite the directive, COVID-19 protocols at the final funeral rites of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John at Sakra Wonoo failed to abide by the directive.
As the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia arrived at the funeral grounds, many people without facemasks are seen around him.
Sadly, they also failed to abide by the social distance rule.
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