Accra, 09 April, 2022 / 4:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana have called on the people of God in the West African nation to remain cautious about COVID-19 after the country’s President announced the easing of restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the disease.
On March 27, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions that cover in-house worship, entertainment and transport operations. The Head of State also said the wearing of masks in public places is no longer compulsory.
In their Monday, April 4 statement, members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) “urge everyone to be prudent and avoid actions and behavior that could potentially be a risk.”
“Every assessment and decision should always be made in agreement with the Episcopal Conference, which will take into consideration the regulations that the competent civil authorities of the various countries adopt,” Catholic Bishops in Ghana say in their collective statement signed by GCBC President, Archbishop Philip Naameh of Tamale Archdiocese.
However, the Catholic Church leaders in Ghana urge members of the Clergy to “advise parishioners to wear face masks especially during indoor celebrations” as well as encourage the washing of hands and the use of hand sanitizers.