COVID-19: Wearing of face mask remain mandatory, funerals should not exceed 2 hours – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated that wearing of face mask at all time in public remains compulsory as part of protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19.

He has also directed that funerals, weddings and social gatherings should not exceed two hours henceforth.

This comes following the influx of the Delta Variant in the country causing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases currently at 4,521.

The President in his 26th Nation Address televised on Sunday, July 25 on measures taken against the spread of virus bemoaned the drastic decline in observing the COVID-19 safety protocols by Ghanaians.

“It is extremely troubling to note that the high compliance rate with mask wearing has fallen
alarmingly. The wearing of masks in public places,
fellow Ghanaians, continues to be mandatory,” President Akufo-Addo noted.

According to him, persons is who are caught flouting these safety protocols will be dealt with within the laws.

“There are no exceptions to this rule, and strict conformity with this protocol will be enforced. Anyone found to be flouting this directive will have him or herself to blame,” he stressed.

However, the President in consultation with the COVID-19 Taskforce has imposed a ban on all post funeral and wedding receptions.

President Akufo-Addo explained that these large gatherings such as funerals and weddings are the riskiest places for the fast spread of virus.

“Furthermore, given that people sitting together to eat, drink, laugh, dance and talk in large gatherings, without masks, are the riskiest activities for spreading the virus, all post-event receptions, particularly related to weddings and funerals, are banned,” he announced.


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