President Akufo-Addo has reintroduced certain restrictions to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
From Monday, 1 February 2021, there is a ban on weddings, funerals, concerts among other social gatherings.
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in his 23rd Covid address to the nation on Sunday, 31 January 2021.
He said with the spike in active cases the “Government has been left with no option but to reintroduce some of these restrictions in order to help save the situation. I know these measures in the recent past were unpleasant but over a period they resulted in a favourable situation for the country. We have to return to them.
“Until further notice funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances and parties are banned. Private burials with no more than 25 people can take place with enforcement of the social distancing hygiene and mask-wearing protocols. Beaches, night clubs, cinemas and pubs continue to be shut. Borders by land and sea remain closed.”
As at Sunday, 31 January 2021, figures from the Ghana Health Service revealed that a total of 411 people had died from the coronavirus with 789 new cases.
The active cases had shot up to 4, 949 with total confirmed cases of 66, 216.
Out of the total confirmed cases, 60, 856 had recovered and discharged.
President Akufo-Addo has also revealed that coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Ghana by March this year.
“…By the end of June, 17, 600,000 vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people. The earliest vaccine will be in the country by March.”
“Conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols however I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements. Restaurants should provide away services and should as much as possible avoid seated services. The National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association should ensure compliance with the 25% capacity rule with spectators respecting the social distancing rule and wearing of the mask,” he added