President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public and social gatherings, including funerals and religious activities by two more weeks.
The Executive Instrument signed by the President gives effect to the measure which comes into force today Monday, April 27, 2020.
In his eighth television address to the nation on coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo said he took the decision after a meeting with the Council of State and other stakeholders, who all admonished him to maintain the ban.
“The strong consensus that emerged from this and other consultations is that the existing measures must be maintained for now, until we have a firm grip on the movement of the virus. This consensus is supported by data and science and I am also very much of this view.
“I have, accordingly by Executive Instrument, extended for another two weeks, the suspension of all public and social gatherings as set out in the Executive Instrument number 64 of March 15, 2020, effective tomorrow, 1 am Monday, April 27,” the President added.
The President first banned all public gatherings on March 15 in a televised broadcast to counteract the spread of coronavirus in the country.