The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has extended the mandatory wearing of face mask by additional three months. This will run until December, 14 2020.
The Executive Instrument to make the wearing of facemask a law was signed by the President on September 14, 2020.
It’s thus against the law for any citizen to be seen in public without facemask, the President stressed.
“The wearing of mask has served us well in the fight against Covid-19, so I urged each and everyone of us to wear our masks and do so correctly anytime we leave our homes.” Nana Akufo-Addo said in his 17 address to the nation on Sunday, 20 September 2020.
Meanwhile, the confirmed active COVID-19 cases in Ghana has dropped to 499, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service have indicated.
The total number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 45,877.
Of that number, 45,081 have recovered and been discharged.
However, two more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking Ghana’s total death toll to 297.
Greater Accra Region – 23,287
Ashanti Region – 10,942
Western Region – 2,963
Eastern Region – 2,395
Central Region – 1,921
Bono East Region – 781
Volta Region – 669
Western North Region – 638
Northern Region – 528
Ahafo Region – 524
Bono Region – 511
Upper East Region – 291
Oti Region – 241
Upper West Region – 90
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 19