Gt. Accra Minister lifts ban on beaches

Greater Accra Regional Minister Henry Quartey

The Greater Accra Region Minister, Henry Quartey, has lifted the ban on beaches barely a week after a decision to shut them down on revellers.

The decision, taken at a Friday, December 24 meeting of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), noted that the closure would go beyond New Year Day.

It was to control the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Aside the closure of beaches, wearing of nose masks, sanitising of hands and adherence to Covid-19 protocols, in general, were going to be compulsory at all public places and transports in the Region.

However, on Thursday, December 30, Mr Quartey, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central Constituency, said the beaches can now open.

He indicated, further, that health officials will be stationed at the entrance of the beaches to vaccinate unvaccinated revellers before allowing them entry.

Those who have already vaccinated will have to provide proof before entry, he added.

He said the decision was taken by REGSEC