Ghana@64: Akufo-Addo suspends Independence Day celebrations amid COVID-19

Nana Akufo-Addo
Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana has suspended its 64th Independence Day celebrations and its related activities citing coronavirus risks, the presidency has announced.

The office of the President has therefore barred schools across the country from holding parades on March 6, 2021.

“All Regional Directors are therefore entreated to bring this important directive to the notice of Metropolitan/Municipal/District Education Directors and Heads of Institutions under the jurisdiction for strict compliance”, the Ghana Education Service directed in a memo sighted by

The country is racing with time to curb the spread of COVID-19 following a surge in the number of cases in the West African country.

The country has recorded 76,492 cases with over 540 deaths.

Already President Akufo-Addo has reimposed tighter restrictions including a ban on weddings and funerals.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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