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BREAKING: Ghana opens churches, mosques amid COVID-19

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced religious bodies can now start open services and activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It takes effect Friday, June 5, 2020. Maximum duration of service is an hour.

Speaking in a Sunday night televised address to Ghanaians, the president, however, said religious services at the mosques and churches can commence with a maximum number of 100 congregants at a time.

He also added that congregants have to observe a mandatory one metre rule of social distancing during worship.

On March 16, 2020, President Akufo-Addo shut down all educational institutions – universities, second cycle schools and basic schools. All churches and public gatherings including funerals were banned due to the coronavirus disease.

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