Ghana has been the most recent African country to ease its COVID-19 regulations. In his 28th COVI-19 address, President Akufo-Addo offered an update on the measures taken to curb the spread of the virus.
The leader proposed steps that will take effect on Monday, March 28. He cited an “evaluation based on the background of rapidly dropping infections, the relative effectiveness of the immunization program and expanded capacity in the public and private health sectors.” Two years after closing all borders, President Akufo-Addo announced the reopening of sea and land crossings, predicting that the economy would soon recover.
As long as the audience is completely vaccinated, all in-person activities, such as those held at private parties, churches, mosques, and cinemas, are to resume at full capacity. Outdoor events like sporting events, concerts, rallies, and funerals can go on at full capacity if everyone who takes part has been vaccinated.
Travelers to Ghana who are fully vaccinated will not be required to take any tests before leaving the country, nor will they be required to take a test after they arrive. Those who have not been properly vaccinated, whether nationals or foreigners, must give a negative PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and will be subjected to an antigen test. The use of facemasks is no longer required. There were four waves of the outbreak in the country, with 160,932 people testing positive and 1,445 people dying.