ALL SCHOOLS IN GHANA CLOSE DOWN, The government has banned all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies and church activities and related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the. country.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.
“All public gatherings festivals, political rallies, religious events have been suspended for the next four weeks.”
He said private burials are allowed but should just be for a few people.
The President also directed all universities to shut down effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
He said the country was in unusual times hence the measures.
As at noon on Sunday March 15, 2020, six cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Ghana.
Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie who provided updates on the country’s cases on Sunday said all the cases were imported into the country.
The first two cases were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Two other cases were confirmed on Friday, March 13, 2020, while an additional two were confirmed on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Five of the cases were confirmed in the Greater Accra Region while the remaining one was confirmed in the Ashanti Region.
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