COVID-19: Akufo-Addo lifts ban on religious activities in Ghana

President Akufo Addo has lifted the ban on religious activities with effect from Friday, June 5, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo

Churches and mosques are at liberty to hold services with a maximum of 100 congregants for an hour, and ensure strict adherence to the coronavirus preventive etiquettes.

The president emphatically mentioned the mandatory wearing of face masks by each and every member of the religious organisations, registration of names and contact numbers of all attendants of religious services, social distancing, frequent hand washing, the use of hand sanitisers and fumigation of their premises, all in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

However, large religious activities such as conventions and pilgrimages remain banned until July 31 when there may be a review depending on the state of affairs.


He called on the religious bodies to dedicate their first services after the ban to the nation and seek God’s face upon her.


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