COVID-19: Tourist sites, drinking bars opened; Nightclubs & beaches still Closed

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The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eased and lifted the restrictions imposed on drinking bars and tourist sites amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In the President’s 14th State of the Nation address on Sunday, July 26, 2020, on measures taken to ease the spread of the coronavirus, the President announced that restaurants, hotels, drinking bars and all other food chain suppliers which were closed should now be open for business, with full implementation of the COVID-19 safety protocol such as social distancing, wearing of masks and washing of hands and using of hand sanitizers.

“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I’m announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions so they can begin to receive visitors. Open-air drinking spots can now function. The management of these facilities are, thus, to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He, however, added that pubs, nightclubs and cinemas should remain closed.

“Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice,” Akufo-Addo noted.

Ghana’s confirmed cases stand at 32,437 with 3,349 active cases and 28,927 recoveries.

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