President Nana Akufo Addo has entreated citizens to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols since Ghana is not out of the woods yet with regards to the pandemic.
According to him, he has directed the security services to strictly enforce compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions this Easter.
The President said this in his message to Ghanaians ahead of the Easter festivities.
“My fellow Ghanaians, we are by no means out of the woods, and so we will have to endure this year, another quiet Easter devoid of the public gatherings and the merrymakings that characterize the season. There’ll therefore be no Easter conventions, picnics, parties, or gatherings at the beaches. Church services must be held for a maximum of two hours and the requisite social distancing rules must be strictly obeyed...The Police Service will ensure strict conformity to these restrictions and anyone who flouts them will be dealt with in accordance with the law. We all saw how we let down our guards during last year’s Christmas which resulted in our active case counts increasing because of our failure to continue to adhere to the protocols. Collectively, we have since worked hard to ensure a mass reduction in the number of active cases, and government together with security services will make sure that this time, these gains are protected, ” he said.
"Nightclubs, Cinemas and pubs continue to be closed. Funerals, Concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials with no more than 55 people can take place with the enforcement of the social distancing hygiene and mask-wearing protocols. Spectators are still banned from going to the stadia to watch football matches, ” he added.
He also urged Ghanaians to strictly adhere to road safety regulations during the Easter period in order to avoid any form of accident.