Commercial buses and taxis are to load at full capacity, President Akufo-Addo has announced.
In his 14th Covid-19 update to the nation, the President, however, noted safety protocol must still be observed by passengers.
“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 foreign travels, the President said “Our borders, by air, land and sea, remain closed until further notice for human traffic.
“However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, 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.”
Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 794 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total infections to 31,851, the Ghana Health Service has announced.
However, recoveries/discharges have increased significantly to 28, 438, with the death toll still pegged at 161.
According to the GHA, Accra still leads the log with 16,426 cases.
Meanwhile, Eight and 25 persons are in critical and severe conditions respectively while four others remain on ventilators.
Greater Accra Region – 16,426
Ashanti Region – 7,646
Western Region – 2,492
Central Region – 1,333
Eastern Region – 1,214
Volta Region – 573
Bono East Region – 430
Bono Region – 426
Northern Region – 302
Western North Region – 298
Upper East Region – 282
Oti Region – 172
Ahafo Region – 116
Upper West Region – 75
Savannah Region – 57
North East Region – 9