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In a bid to combat a possible third wave of coronavirus infections driven by the more transmissible delta variant, President Nana Akufo-Addo has restricted the time of events such as weddings and funerals to two hours.

President Akufo-Addo also banned post-event receptions because of the risk of people abandoning safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, he made this known in his 26th address to the nation on measures put in place to curb the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Funerals should not go beyond the two (2) hour time duration.”, the President said as the directive is part of recommendations made by the COVID-19 Taskforce.

“The COVID-19 Taskforce, which I chair, has recommended that a second look be taken at the protocols that have been put in place for the holding of funerals across the country,” the President said.

The President also said all events associated with funerals must be held in open-air spaces, adding that sympathizers at funerals must strictly observe the one-metre social distancing rule.

He said one-week observations should also be down within a two-hour period but restricted to only family members.

The wearing of masks and observation of enhanced hygiene protocols is also mandatory, while the duration for one-week funeral celebrations has been limited to just two hours.

Ghana has now recorded over 102,000 Covid-19 cases, including 823 deaths, since the first case was reported. Active cases more than tripled to 4,521 as of July 23 from 1,200 in June.

Akufo-Addo has described the trend as alarming. The delta variant has led in recent weeks to “a rise in hospitalization and ICU bed uptakes, and tragically deaths,” he said.

The President has revealed steps to establish a National Vaccine Institute to lead the production of COVID-19 vaccines by investing $25m for establishment of Vaccine Institute

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