President Akufo-Addo says he misses going to church.
“I have sorely missed going to Church, as I am sure many others have. I am, therefore, very happy to announce that, in consultation with our Church leaders, from 1st August, 2020, the restrictions on the number of congregants worshipping at a time in Church will be lifted, with the length of worship extended from one (1) to two (2) hours per service.
“Church leaders, who are desirous of implementing this enhanced easing directive, must ensure that congregants wear face masks at all times, and the one (1) metre social distancing rule is scrupulously applied. These same guidelines apply to worship in our Mosques,” the President stated in his 14th televised address since COVID-19 broke out in Ghana.
He appealed: ” I would, respectfully, ask the religious leaders to pay even greater attention to the fresh air ventilation of their premises, rather than relying on the use of air conditioners.”
Ghana has recorded 794 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total infections to 31,851, the Ghana Health Service has announced.
However, recoveries/discharges have increased significantly to 28, 438, with the death toll still pegged at 161.