COVID-19 Update: Receptions banned; funerals to be held within 2 hours – President Akufo Addo

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Ghana’s new Covid-19 update by President Nana Akufo Addo has banned all forms of receptions that follow funeral and wedding ceremonies with immediate effect.

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The President during the 26th edition of Ghana’s Covid-19 update said this on Sunday, July 25, 2021,  while delivering his 26th address on the measures taken by the nation to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease.

President Akufo Addo added that henceforth, funeral ceremonies should not exceed 2 hours.

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“I have, in previous updates, emphasized the need for the strict observance of safety protocols at funerals, and the following measures are a set of enhanced protocols that must be adhered to by all at funerals: all events associated with funerals must be held in open-air spaces; there must be observance of the one (1) meter social distancing rule by sympathizers; the wearing of masks is mandatory, and persons must respect the enhanced hygiene protocols; funerals should not go beyond the two (2) hour time duration; post-funeral receptions are banned; handshakes must be avoided, and one-week funeral celebrations are restricted solely to family members, and should not exceed a duration of two (2) hours.”

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