Drinking Spots, Tourist Sites Reopened; Night Clubs and Cinemas Remain Closed
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the easing of some COVID-19 induced restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sector in the country.
Akufo-Addo has now given the greenlight to tourist sites across the country, as well as drinking spots to open.
He however noted that restrictions on places such as pubs, nightclubs and cinemas continues until further notice.
President Akufo-Addo made this known in a nationwide televised address on Sunday, July 26, 2020, on the management of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
He said the tourism destinations, open-air drinking spots must, however, operate with enhanced hygiene protocols being enforced.
“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I’m announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions so they can begin to receive visitors. Open-air drinking spots can now function. The management of these facilities are thus to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocol,” he said.
“Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice,” the president added.