The decision to lift the ban on all social gatherings which was imposed as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak has not been taken, President Akufo-Addo has stated.
“We have not taken a decision on when public gathering can resume,” he declared.
Speaking in an address to some 3,000 participants who tuned into the webinar, the President said, Ghana’s borders, which have been closed to prevent the influx of foreigners carrying the disease into the country will remain closed.
He said the extension of the ban was necessary and admonished Ghanaians to comply with it.
According to the president, a lot of information has been gathered on the geographical footprint of the virus, which has influenced the manner in which Ghana has handled the outbreak but relaxing the public gatherings restrictions is undecided at the moment.
The president said the overall picture is that the rate of infection has remained relatively constant.
With a positivity rate of 1.58 percent, “we are not seeing this large explosion that was feared for our country at the beginning, and therefore, the ability to manage those who have been affected is much more within our means,” he noted.
The president spoke on the theme: ‘This isn’t the West – How Africa’s informal sector reacts to Covid-19’.
The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana has increased to 1,671.