COVID-19Update: 8,070 cases, conditional lifting of most restrictions

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June 1: 8,070 cases, conditional lifting of most restrictions

Ghana’s case load passed the 8,000 mark on last day of May 2020 as president Akufo-Addo addressed the nation lifting conditionally a raft of restrictions.

Schools are to open in mid-June, religious places can reopen with strict conditions and the observance of health protocols. Social gatherings are to be allowed under certain conditions.

The address, the tenth by the president, also spelled out measures that government was putting in place to curb the spread of the virus. “Consensus from stakeholder consultation recommend a phased approach to easing anti Covid-19 restrictions,” he said.

  • With effect from Friday 5th June, Ghana will begin the implementation of gradual easing of restrictions
  • Final year university students to report to school on 15th June, 2020
  • Faith-based organisations to start communal worship, effective Friday, June 5, amid social distancing and hygiene protocols
  • All schools, both private and public remain closed. Only final year students access those facilities.
  • Each student, teacher and non teaching staff will be provided with reusable face mask by the Ministry of Education prior to reopening for final year students
  • Weddings with not more than 100 guests can be organized
  • Public political activities, except for rallies, to resume with less than 100 people, amid observation of social distancing and hygiene protocols
  • 218, 425 Covid-19 tests conducted so far

Total confirmed cases = 8,070 (new cases = 189)
Total recoveries = 2,947
Total deaths = 36
Active cases = 5,087

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