President Akufo-Addo has eased the restrictions on public and social gatherings by announcing the commencement of religious activities from June 5.
This is in spite of the fact that the country’s recorded cases of the novel Coronavirus has hit 8,070.
In his 10th address to the nation on measures being taken against the spread of COVID-19, the President said effective 5th June, churches and mosques can start meeting with a maximum congregation of 100.
“An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque, with a mandatory one metre rule of social distancing between congregants.
“. . in addition to mandatory wearing of masks, a register of names and contact details of all worshippers must be provided; maximum duration of one hour per service,” he said.
However, private burial directives are still in place with a maximum of 100 people.
Borders still closed
The country’s borders; land, sea and air remain closed until further notice.