COVID-19: Akufo Addo Bans funerals, weddings again

The government has reintroduced certain restrictions to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

From Monday, 1 February 2021, there is a ban on weddings, funerals, concerts among other social gatherings.

This was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in his 23rd Covid address to the nation on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

He said with the spike in active cases the “Government has been left with no option but to reintroduce some of these restrictions in order to help save the situation. I know these measures in the recent past were unpleasant but over a period they resulted in a favourable situation for the country. We have to return to them.

“Until further notice funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances and parties are banned. Private burials with no more than 25 people can take place with enforcement of the social distancing hygiene and mask-wearing protocols. Beaches, night clubs, cinemas and pubs continue to be shut. Borders by land and sea remain closed.”

As at Sunday, 31 January 2021, figures from the Ghana Health Service revealed that a total of 411 people had died from the coronavirus with 789 new cases.

The active cases had shot up to 4, 949 with total confirmed cases of 66, 216.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 60, 856 had recovered and discharged.