Dr Justice Yankson
Dr Justice Yankson

Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has brought on board new restrictions concerning Covid-19.

The GMA has expressed their satisfaction with the latest forms of restriction by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo.


The president of Ghana, in his last address on Sunday, January 31, 2021, imposed a ban on social gatherings such as weddings, funerals, concerts and parties.

On a discussion with Joy News, Dr Justice Yankson, The General Secretary of GMA said the president captured the concerns of GMA in it address he made on Sunday.

He also appealed to the public to stick to the safety protocols to prevent the possibility of another total lockdown.

“The update really put the picture the way it is at the moment and the sort of things we needed to do. The president’s latest update has actually alluded to a lot of them. We have all been talking about the need to ban public gathering and I think the first step has been taken.”.

“There are still some exemptions but it is subject to the way we conduct ourselves and the way the disease also treats us. Let’s mask up and do the social distancing and avoid the things the president has spoken about then we can slow down the current trend of [the] surge,” he noted.”

The president stipulated that burials can be held, but with not more than twenty-five people.

“Fellow Ghanaians, until further notice funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials with not more than twenty-five people can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing.”

As at now active cases in Ghana is 5,358 and 416 deaths of the Covid-19 pandemic.