President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings to May 31, 2020.
Some pressure groups, Civil Society Organisations, and other entities including the Bureau of Public Safety and the Ghana Medical Association for the past hours ahead of the President’s address have been ramping up pressure for the President to extend the restrictions.
The ban on social gatherings was first imposed on March 15, 2020, by the President and reviewed on April 27 by two weeks.
President Akufo-Addo in announcing the latest extension in a Televised broadcast on Sunday, May,10,2020 said: “it’s noteworthy that the police are arresting and prosecuting persons irrespective of their status in society who flout this regulation”
The ban affects all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events.