President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that wearing facemasks as a preventive measure for COVID-19 in public places is no longer compulsory. This directive took effect from Monday 28th March 2022.
The review of the mask mandate was announced in his 28th address to the country on March 27, 2022.
The President in his address also announced revisions to other existing COVID-19 prevention measures.
These included a return to full capacity in-person activities such as church services, mosques, conferences, workshops, private parties, events, cinemas, and theatres provided that the audience and all participants are fully vaccinated.
Additionally, President Akufo-Addo also directed that outdoor functions and sporting events, entertainment spots, political rallies, and funerals could resume at full capacity provided that all persons at such events are fully vaccinated at those venues.
He said handwashing and hand sanitizing points are to be made available at venues where events were held in full capacity for vaccinated persons.
With Ghana having 72 active cases of COVID-19 and over 13 million vaccinated persons, President Akufo-Addo urged all Ghanaians to get vaccinated against the illness to ensure that the country meets its 20million target by June 2022.