Ghana’s case count of the novel COVID-19 has risen to 8,070. The recoveries have also increased to 2,947.
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
“Fellow Ghanaians, as at today, Sunday, 31st May, under these measures, we have conducted two hundred and eighteen thousand, four hundred and twenty-five (218,425) tests; the number of positive cases stands at eight thousand and seventy (8,070); two thousand, nine hundred and forty-seven (2,947) persons have recovered; thirty-six (36) have sadly died; thirteen (13) persons are severely ill, with three (3) critically-ill for which (1) is on a ventilator; and five thousand and eighty-seven are responding to treatment at home, isolation centres and hospitals,” he disclosed.
Per the new figures, 189 new cases have been recorded since the last update and 106 persons have also recovered from the disease.
Easing of restrictions
Meanwhile, President, Nana Akufo-Addo has also eased the restrictions imposed on religious activities in the country.
During the address, the President directed religious activities to commence beginning June 5, 2020, with only a maximum of 100 persons in a church or mosque.
“As I stated in my May Day address, I’m now in a position to outline the roadmap for easing safely the restrictions. Ours is going to be a fazed approach involving a selective list of public gatherings based on the risk profile, socio-economic effect, and most importantly, our capacity to enforce, respond, and prevent a flare-up in cases. With effect from Friday, 5th June, we will begin stage one of the process of easing restrictions. An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five percent attendance with a maximum number of congregants can worship at a time in church or mosque with the mandatory one-meter rule of social distancing between congregants,” he noted.