Ghana opens up private burials to 100 persons amid Covid-19

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As Ghana lifts Covid-19 restrictions, bereaved families have been given space to hold private burials with a maximum of 100 persons instead of 25.

President Akufo-Addo made this disclosure on Sunday, 31 May, 2020.

“Private burials, now with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Sporting events and festivals however remain suspended until Friday, 31 July 2020, he added.

“I have, by Executive Instrument, provided for these new directions, and extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings, as set out in E.I. 64 of 15th March, until 31st July,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

He further explained that: “In here, I refer to the suspension of sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals, funerals, political rallies, and large religious gatherings such as crusades, pilgrimages and conventions.”

Meanwhile, government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings effective Friday, 5 June 2020 under strict control measures.

Worshippers have been limited to a maximum of 100 people with services not exceeding one hour.

In addition to that, religious leaders must enforce the wearing of facemasks, mandatory handwashing and provide a register of all attendants for easier contact-tracing.

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases currently stands at 8,070 with 36 deaths and over 2,000 recoveries.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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