President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65, as part of measures to fight the spread of coronavirus, which has killed eight out of the four hundred and eight confirmed cases with four full recoveries, so far.
By this, the restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under EI 64, have been extended for a further period of two (2) weeks, with effect from Monday, 13 April 2020, the Director of Communication at the Presidency said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Mr Eugene Arhin added: “As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under EI 65, have been extended for a further period of one (1) week with effect from Monday, 13 April 2020”.
He said: “All other provisions, including all exemptions in EI 64 and EI 65, are still in full force and effect”.
The President imposed the initial ban on social gatherings on March 15, 2020.
The ban affects all social gatherings such as church and mosque services, as well as schools, funerals, weddings, conferences, workshops, festivals, political rallies, and sport activities.