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COVID-19: Ghana’s Cases Hit 5,530, 13 Regions Affected

Ghana COVID-19 cases has risen to 5,530 after thirteen of the 16 regions in the country recorded new cases of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Active coronavirus cases in Ghana now 4,832 with 674 recoveries and 24 deaths. Bono East, Savanna and Ahafo Regions have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 so far, said Dr. Badu-Sarkodie during press briefing.

Afriuprisingmedia learnt that the Ministers present at the briefing included the Tourism minister who reiterated government position on bars and clubs. “Very soon we’ll overcome COVID-19 and return to normalcy so that we can go back to enjoying our various social activities,” Barbara Oteng Gyasi said.

Health Minister Kweku Agyemang Manu: “We need to all become health ambassadors by ensuring that those around us adhere to the precautions.

“If you don’t have anything important to do outside, stay at home. There are lots of things to keep you occupied at home. If you don’t have to talk, don’t. Especially if you are not wearing a face mask. If we don’t work towards curbing the spread of COVID-19, the result could be catastrophic for us.”

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Wednesday was forced to issue a statement on the status of drinking bars and nightclubs.

The statement signed by Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, clarified that drinking bars and night clubs remain closed, whiles food chains and restaurants (including hotel restaurants) can operate takeout and delivery services only.

The clarification came after a statement from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) indicated that hotels, restaurants and bars could resume operations albeit with enhanced social distancing protocols.

All hotels can operate as normal and host their guests, subject to the specified elevated hygiene protocols and social distancing. Food chains and restaurants can operate sit-down, as well as, pickup and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols … Drinking bars can operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols,” the overruled GTA’s statement had said.

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