GHOne TV newscaster, Serwaa Amihere has quizzed President Akufo-Addo why he didn’t restrict Ghanaians from going to church and mosque as a measure to help curb the spread of covid-19 in the country during his last address to the nation.
The President in his 23rd Coronavirus address to the nation on Sunday, January 31, 2021 indicated that private burials with no more than twenty-five people can take place, with the enforcement of social distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing protocols.
“Beaches, night clubs, cinemas, and pubs continue to be shut. Our borders by land and sea remain closed,” he stressed.
Akufo-Addo explained that, even though these measures were unpleasant, it over a period, resulted in a favorable situation for the country’s fight against the novel Coronavirus and “we have to return to them”.
“All workplaces, public and private, must employ a shift-system for workers, in addition to the use of virtual platforms for business or work. Conferences and workshops can take place with all the appropriate protocols. However, I encourage the use of virtual platforms for such engagements,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
He also advised leaders of the various religious organizations that, they should enforce “to the letter, the protocols relating to attendance, [namely], the two-hour duration, one-metre social distancing, mask-wearing, use of sanitizers, and the presence of Veronica buckets, liquid soap, and rolls of tissue paper.”
The restrictions imposed by the President garnered a lot of reactions from social media users making the TV personality add her voice.
She took to her Twitter handle to ask President Nana Addo if churches and aid mosques are not large gatherings.
She wrote; “We’re banning large gatherings but allowing churches and mosques? Are they not large gatherings too?”