COVID-19: Restrictions on drinking spots, tourist sites in Ghana lifted

Restrictions that were placed on tourist sites and drinking spot in Ghana have now been lifted. The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who announced this in his 14th update on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Ghanaians on Sunday, July 26, 2020, said operators of such businesses can now open for the public to patronize their services.

However, movie cinemas and concert theatres are to remain closed.

“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I am announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions, so they can begin to receive visitors. Open air drinking spots can now function. The management of these facilities are tasked to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols,” the President said.

Ghana has recorded 794 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total infections to 31,851, the Ghana Health Service has announced.

However, recoveries/discharges have increased significantly to 28, 438, with the death toll still pegged at 161.

According to the GHA, Accra still leads the log with 16,426 cases.

Meanwhile, Eight and 25 persons are in critical and severe conditions respectively while four others remain on ventilators.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 16,426

Ashanti Region – 7,646

Western Region – 2,492

Central Region – 1,333

Eastern Region – 1,214

Volta Region – 573

Bono East Region – 430

Bono Region – 426

Northern Region – 302

Western North Region – 298

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 172

Ahafo Region – 116

Upper West Region – 75

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9

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