Government likely to ease COVID-19 restrictions by May ending – Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye

The incumbent Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye has stated that, there is high chance the government will ease the Covid-19 restrictions on movement by end of May 2020.

According to the deputy minister, guidelines are being put in place for a possible return to normalcy after months of restrictions were instituted to contain the spread of the virus.

“By the end of this month, we would have prepared guidelines for public places like the churches, schools etc. to guarantee the safety of all,”  he said.

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Dr. Okoe-Boye stated that, the government’s decision to ease the restrictions will be based on the balance between the number of active cases compared to the number of recoveries.

Speaking to host of Prime Morning Show, Daniel Dadzie on Joy Prime, the Deputy Health Minister who doubles as MP for Ledzokuku said Ghana has so far had one of the lowest rate of Covid-19 admissions.

Dr. Okoe-Boye urged the general public to continue to strictly adhere to the safety protocols such as wearing of face masks in public, regular washing of hands with soap under running water and avoiding mass gathering, for all these obedience will facilitate the easing of the restrictions.

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President Akufo-Addo last week initiated stakeholder-engagement to ensure citizens’ safety during economic activities when restrictions are lifted.

Already, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Transport Sector, Employers Association, Education and Sporting communities have all been well informed on their part to play.

But the government is contemplating the lifting of restrictions. WHO has already cautioned governments to tread cautiously in the easing of restrictions.

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SOURCE: myjoyonline