Ban on Accra beaches lifted, patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has lifted the ban on beaches within the jurisdiction.
The Council had earlier announced the closure of beaches during the festive season as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
However, addressing the media after an extended REGSEC meeting, the Chairman of the Council, Henry Quartey ordered beach operators to re-open the beaches and to demand proof of vaccination from patrons before entry.
“Following the reports of the representative of the Ghana Health Service, REGSEC decided that the beaches be closed before and during the festivities. But we have reviewed the decision that was taken. It has been decided by REGSEC jointly with the GHS that operators of the various beaches in the Greater Accra Region can go back and do business on the condition that people who patronize the beaches showed proof of vaccination or will be vaccinated at the point of entry.”
REGSEC is currently collaborating with the Ghana Health Service to mount vaccination posts at the various beaches to facilitate the implementation of this latest arrangement.
The Greater Accra Region continues to record high numbers of COVID-19 positive cases.
90% of the country’s active cases are in the Greater Accra Region.