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Mandatory wearing of face mask extended by three months

President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the mandatory wearing of face masks by additional three months.

In effect, the law will run until December, 14 2020.

The Executive Instrument to make the wearing of facemask a law was signed by the President on September 14.

It’s thus against the law for any citizen to be seen in public without facemask, the President stressed.

“The wearing of mask has served us well in the fight against Covid-19, so I urged each and everyone of us to wear our masks and do so correctly anytime we leave our homes.” Nana Akufo-Addo said in his 17 address to the nation on Sunday, 20 September 2020.

Meanwhile, the confirmed active COVID-19 cases in Ghana has dropped to 499, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service have indicated.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 45,877.

Of that number, 45,081 have recovered and been discharged.

However, two more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking Ghana’s total death toll to 297.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 23,287

Ashanti Region – 10,942

Western Region – 2,963

Eastern Region – 2,395

Central Region – 1,921

Bono East Region – 781

Volta Region – 669

Western North Region – 638

Northern Region – 528

Ahafo Region – 524

Bono Region – 511

Upper East Region – 291

Oti Region – 241

Upper West Region – 90

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 19

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