Police enforce strict COVID protocols on Easter festivities
The Ghana Police says it will provide enhanced security in the impending Easter festivities therefore the general public should abide by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) restrictions imposed by President Nana Addo
The Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Headquarters has issued out a statement that, per its mandate, it will provide enhanced security in the impending Easter festivities.
The press statement of the police issued out today, 26th March 2021 states; “the Christendom will celebrate Easter festivities from Friday 2nd April 2021 to Monday 5th April 2021 across the world. In Ghana, this will be characterized by religious activities and amusement events. The Police Service per its mandate will provide enhanced security during the period.”
The statement continues that, "Religious activities such as Churches, Mosques and religious bodies are expected to hold services not beyond two hours for 100 participant’s maximum only, observing all other COVID-19 protocols. Conventions, crusades, pilgrimages, and such large physical gatherings are not allowed.
Also, “Carnivals, festivals, beach and amusement events. The hosting of any carnival, festival, beach gathering, street dances, procession, parades, and such events will be illegal. Night clubs are banned from opening as well as cinemas and movie houses. All activities of “closed room” bar or pub including those in hotels remain illegal.”
The police service is therefore appealing to the general public to abide by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) restrictions imposed by the President, with the legal backing of the Parliament of Ghana, as the Police will strictly enforce same.
Read the Full Statement below
By: Joseph Marfo, Ashanti Region/ Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu, Greater Accra Region