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Okoe-Boye proposes authorisation of burials but with adherence to basic safety protocols

Deputy Health and fitness Minister designate, Dr Benard Okoe-Boye suggests funerals can be health but in adherence to social distancing protocols

Deputy Overall health Minister-designate, Dr Benard Okoe-Boye, has referred to as on enforcers of the present-day lockdown to put out a clear conversation on no matter if burials can be organised throughout the interval.

“We have to seem at a distinct communication that will make persons bury their liked kinds but in compliance with social distancing and rigid hygienic protocols,” Dr Okoe-Boye proposed.

The medical doctor who is also a member Covid-19 communications team mentioned he is unaware of the correct directive on funeral situations in this period.

 “The directive is not also clear with the folks on the floor as to irrespective of whether they can bury their dead in ordinary figures, with considerably less than 25 people today or regardless of whether they can bury at all,” he explained to Parliament’s vetting panel on Wednesday.

On March 15, 2020, President Addo-Addo declared a ban on all general public and social gatherings in a bid to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The President claimed in his televised address, on the other hand, that private funerals will be permitted if there are no a lot more than 25 men and women in attendance.

Having said that, this ban has been extended for a further two weeks following the president signed the Government Instrument (EI) imposed below EI 64 and EI 65.

Meanwhile, the Director of Operations at the Increased Accra Regional Police Command not too long ago outlined methods to be taken by men and women who want to journey for burials through the lockdown.

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