NEWS World COVID-19: PRESIDENT NANA ADDO ANNOUNCES A REVIEW ON PUBLIC GATHERING, EMPASIZES ON FUNERAL By Admin Posted on July 26, 2021 2 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Aishat Momoh. O. On Sunday, July 25, 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo informed Ghanaians about the country’s improved response to the Coronavirus epidemic. The President announced a review of public gathering safety measures, particularly for funerals, in his 26th address. The President stated that masks must be worn at all times, and that funerals should not last longer than two hours. All post-event receptions are also prohibited, according to him, and one-week pre-funeral gatherings should be limited to family members and held in a two-hour time window. These precautions have been announced in the wake of mounting concerns about a third wave of COVID-19, which is thought to have been caused by a new viral strain known as the Delta variety. The number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana increased by almost 2,500 in July, according to the latest figures. This has raised fears in Ghana about the possibility of a third COVID-19 wave. The Ghana Health Service’s Ashanti and Bono regional directorates have voiced concern over the rapid spike in cases in their respective regions. The President also revealed the government’s intention to invest $25 million in establishing a National Vaccine Institute as a seed fund.