President Akufo-Addo made this known when he addressed the country on Sunday, July 26, 2020, on the management of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
He said the tourism destinations, open-air drinking spots can open with enhanced hygiene protocols being enforced while places such as pubs, nightclubs and cinemas must remain closed.
“In consultation with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the health experts, I’m announcing the reopening of our nation’s tourist sites and attractions so they can begin to receive visitors. Open-air drinking spots can now function. The management of these facilities are thus to enforce enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocol,” he said.
“Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs, however, remain closed until further notice,” the president added.
Other key measures announced by the president in this phase of easing of restrictions was the removal of the 100-member limit of congregants who could sit in church or mosques services.
The president also announced that the one-hour maximum religious service duration has been increased to two hours effective August 1, 2020.
At the time of the address, Ghana had confirmed 32,437 positive cases with 28,927 sclinical recoveries and 3,349.