The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, by an Executive Instrument (EI), restricted public gatherings for another two weeks, and additional one week imposed on movement of persons.
The President announced the enhanced measures in his 6th address on the coronavirus, but has now signed the EI to give the restrictions a legal backing.
According to a message posted on his facebook wall by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, “President Akufo-Addo has signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65.
“The restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under EI 64, have been extended for a further period of two (2) weeks, with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
“As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under EI 65, have been extended for a further period of one (1) week with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
“All other provisions, including all exemptions in EI 64 and EI 65, are still in full force and effect” .
By Maxwell Ofori / www.thechronicle.com.gh
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