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Load to full capacity now – Prez to drivers

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President Akufo-Addo has issued a directive that commercial transports and taxicabs are to stack at the full limit, from henceforth following the implementation of phase three of the COVID-19 restrictions plan.

In his fourteenth Covid-19 update to the country, the President, be that as it may, noted security convention should even now be seen by travellers.

“In consultation with the Ministries of Transport and Aviation and the leadership of transport operators, Government has taken the decision to lift the restrictions in the transport sector, and allow for full capacity in our domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses.

“The wearing of masks in vehicles and aircraft, and the maintenance of enhanced hygiene protocols, remain mandatory. Private burials, still, with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed.”

Concerning outside movements, the President said “Our fringes, via air, land and ocean, stay shut until further notice for human traffic.

“However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, a special dispensation will continue to be given for the evacuation of our nationals and residents back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols.”

In the meantime, Ghana has recorded 794 new instances of COVID-19 taking the nation’s complete contaminations to 31,851, the Ghana Well being Administration has reported.

In any case, recuperations/releases have expanded fundamentally to 28, 438, with the loss of life despite everything pegged at 161.

As per the GHA, Accra despite everything drives the log with 16,426 cases.

In the interim, Eight and 25 people are in basic and extreme conditions separately while four others stay on ventilators.

By Amos Ekow Coffie  |  talksafrica.com

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