Drinking bars and hotels can resume operations while night clubs remain closed – GTA

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that all hotels in the country can resume operations normally “subject to the specified elevated hygiene protocols and social distancing.”

The authority also gave permission to all drinking bars to start operations while observing the social distancing guidelines to combat COVID-19.

However, it stated that nightclubs will remain closed.

The GTA made this announcement in a statement highlighting the guidelines for the hospitality industry.

The statement, issued on Monday, May 11, said: “Food chains and restaurants can operate sit-down as well as pick-up and delivery services while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols. All nightclubs must remain closed”.

It further stated: “Drinking bars can operate while observing appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols. In all situations, hospitality facilities should observe the staff management and workplace protocols and precaution, measures on public gatherings with the view of achieving social distancing and hygiene protocols as spelt out in the Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Di (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument. 2020 (E.I. 64).”

In his update on Ghana’s fight against COVID-19 on Sunday, May 10 President Akufo-Addo extended the ban on social gatherings to May 31.

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