Ban on public gathering still holds – Police reminds religious bodies as Easter approaches

The Ghana Police Service has reminded leaders of religious bodies that the ban on public gathering is still in force as Christians across the globe are preparing for the Easter celebration.

A press release signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent of Police Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman urged the general public to abide by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the government.

The statement reiterated the protocols for holding religious services in a covidised era.

“Churches, Mosques, and religious bodies are expected to hold services not beyond two hours for 100 participants maximum only, observing all other COVID-19 protocols. Conventions, crusades, pilgrimages, and such large physical gatherings are not allowed,” part of the statement reads.

The Police stated that hosting any carnival, festival, beach gathering, dances, procession, parades, and such events will be illegal.

“Night clubs are banned from opening as well as cinema and movie houses. All activities of a ‘closed room’ bar or pub including those in the hotels remain illegal. However, open-air drinking spots may operate provided that they observe all other COVID-19 protocols,” Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent of Police Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman wrote in the statement.

She further noted that Ghana Police Service will deploy its officers at mapped out traffic congestion and accident-prone areas for road safety purposes.

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