COVID-19: Post-wedding, funeral receptions banned, says Akufo-Addo

Addressing the nation, President Akufo-Addo announced that all post-event receptions, including those for weddings and funerals, are banned following the emergence of a third wave of COVID-19

All post-event receptions, particularly those for weddings and funerals, have been banned as in an effort to contain the alarming spread of COVID-19 in Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday 25 July 2021.

In his 26th address to the nation on measures against the coronavirus, Akufo-Addo said: “The COVID-19 Taskforce, which I chair, has recommended that a second look be taken at the protocols that have been put in place for social and public gatherings, in particular weddings and funerals, across the country …

“To ensure that such gatherings do not become the sources of infections, the following must be adhered to by all at these gatherings:

“The wearing of masks continues to be mandatory, and persons must respect the enhanced hygiene protocols; all such events must be held in open air spaces; the duration of such events is limited to two hours; there must be observance of the one-metre social distancing rule; and handshakes must be avoided.”

He added: “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.

“I want to reiterate that protocols surrounding activities in churches and mosques remain the same, as are protocols in schools.”

Source : asaaseradio.com

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