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General News of Monday, 11 May 2020

Source: Peace FM

Extension of ban on public gatherings: I agree with Akufo-Addo's good decision – Gen. Mosquito

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has lauded President Akufo-Addo’s decision to extend the ban on public gatherings for a further three weeks as there is still a rise in the cases of the deadly Coronavirus.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia maintained in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ that, "it is a good decision” and “I agree with the President for not lifting the ban on public gatherings.”

Akufo-Addo Extends Social Gathering Ban To May 31.

President Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on social gatherings to the end of May 2020 during his Sunday’s address to the nation on the coronavirus situation.

“Tonight, I have come into your homes to announce that the ban on public gatherings, as set out in Executive Instrument 34, has been extended, also to the end of the month i.e., 31st May,” President Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday, 10 May, 2020 as he addressed the nation on the COVID-19 situation.

“So, during this period, there will continue to be a ban on public gatherings such as holding of conferences, workshops, parties, night clubs, drinking spots, festivals, political rallies, religious activities, sporting events.

“All educational facilities private and public, continue to remain closed.

“There is still a ban on funerals other than private burials with not more than 25 persons.

“It is noteworthy that the police are arresting and prosecution persons irrespective of their status in society who flout these regulations,” the President noted.