The Minister-designate for Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has explained that the reintroduction of a ban on social restrictions as announced by President Akufo-Addo last Sunday, does not include the ban on marriage ceremonies.
Rather, he says the social activity of parties and/or receptions associated with occasions such as funerals and marriage ceremonies is what has been banned.
Consequently, he says, marriage ceremonies, which are held in the churches, and mosques where there is strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols can go on.
Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah gave the clarification on Tuesday at a press briefing on the government’s COVID-19 response in the country.
President Akufo-Addo last Sunday reintroduced a ban on all social events, including weddings, funerals, and other social events as part of interventions to halt the surge of the Coronavirus in the country.
The directive, according to the President, was based on data, which suggests that the surge in cases was as a result of non-adherence to preventive protocols at such social gatherings.