Akufo-Addo says the low levels of infections coupled with the significant numbers of people who have been vaccinated informed his decision “to revise the COVID-19 restrictions”.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has relaxed the restrictions he imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 since it was first recorded in Ghana in March 2020.
In his address to the nation on Sunday 27 March 2022, Akufo-Addo said the wearing of nose mask is not mandatory anymore.
According to him, the low levels of infections coupled with the significant numbers of people who have been vaccinated informed his decision “to revise the COVID-19 restrictions.”
He said: “With countries in the ECOWAS Community, especially in our neighbouring countries, presently, like us, recording very low levels of infections, and having significant numbers of our people vaccinated, and on the advice of the national COVID-19 Taskforce and the health experts, I have taken the decision to revise the COVID-19 Restrictions, enacted under E.I. 64.”
Facemask not mandatory
He further added that “so, from tomorrow, Monday 28 March, the wearing of facemasks is no longer mandatory. I encourage all of you, though, to continue to maintain enhanced hand hygiene practices, and avoid overcrowded gatherings.”
Fellow Ghanaians, get vaccinated
“To my Fellow Ghanaians who have not received the jab, I urge you to take it. To those listening to the propaganda by the conspiracy theorists and those who are still sceptical about the efficacy of the vaccine, it has been a year since my wife and I got vaccinated; it has not disrupted our physical wellbeing, nor has it caused us to be sick. We are, touch wood, hale and hearty, like the other 13.1 million Ghanaians who have been vaccinated,” he said.