BREAKING: All Sporting Events And Schools In Ghana Suspended Due To Covid-19
According to President Akufo-Addo, All sporting event in Ghana has been suspended for the next four weeks after the country confirmed its sixth case of the Covid-19 virus.
This was announced by the president of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s address to Ghanaians on measures to be taken to curb the spread of coronavirus on Sunday night.
The coronavirus outbreak has left sporting bodies wrestling with the contradiction of holding events designed to bring large numbers of people together at a time when governments are desperate to stop the spread of a virus transmitted by close contact.
More events look likely to be affected in the coming days, with Ghana premier league match week 15 games between Asante Kotoko and Inter Allies, King Faisal vs Hearts of Oak set to be impacted by government advice against crowds of more than 500 people from Monday.
In addition to the suspension of all sports activities, the President also announced that all universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools ie public and private schools, will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020, till further notice.
President Akufo-Addo as part of his address put a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, and church activities and related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
He said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.
The President added that “BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”
Ghana is the latest country to ban sporting events with the European top five leagues already on a break due to the virus until April 4th which is also in doubt due to the virus still spreading like wildfire.
According to official numbers, there are currently 155,249 coronavirus cases in the world with 5,812 succumbing to the deadly virus. 74,262 have recovered from Covid-19.