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General News of Thursday, 14 May 2020

Source: Starr FM

Tourism Ministry, GTA contradict themselves over opening of drinking bars

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism have contracted themselves over the opening of drinking bars in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement by the GTA on Wednesday afternoon said drinking spots and hotels could resume operations despite the presidential directive on public gathering.

“All hotels can operate as normal and host their guests, subject to the specified elevated hygiene protocols and social distancing. Food chains and restaurants can operate sit-down, as well as, pickup and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols...Drinking bars can operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols,” the GTA’s statement had said.

But a counter statement by the Tourism Minister said: “Drinking bars remain closed.

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