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The wearing of facemask is no longer compulsory – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s has on Sunday, March 27, 2022, told Ghanaians that the wearing of facemasks as a preventive measure to curb COVID-19 is no longer compulsory.

He said this whilst addressing the nation on Sunday on COVID-19 as he always does. He said it is however to take effect on Monday, 28 March, 2022.

Meanwhile, he added that church services, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties, events, cinemas and theatres are to return to full capacity in-person provided that the audience and all participants are fully vaccinated.

“So, from tomorrow, Monday, 28th March, the wearing of facemasks is no longer mandatory,” President Akufo-Addo said.

“I encourage all of you, though, to continue to maintain enhanced hand hygiene practices, and avoid overcrowded gatherings.

“All in-person activities, such as those that take place in churches, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties and events, cinemas and theatres may resume at full capacity, as long as the audience and/or participants are fully vaccinated. Hand washing and hand sanitising points should be made available at these venues”.

Outdoor functions at sporting events, entertainment spots, political rallies and funerals may resume at full capacity, again, as long as all persons at these events are fully vaccinated”.

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