Tourism Minister, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, has said that drinking bars in the country remain shut.

The Minister said this while reacting to release from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) that Drinking Bars must be opened for business and observe social distance protocols.

The restaurants also to ensure “that not more than 25 patrons are admitted to dine at any particular time.”

“All hotels can operate as normal and host their guests, subject to the specified elevated hygiene protocols and social distancing,” the Tourism Authority stated.

The management of these facilities are to ensure that their staff carry out these hygiene protocols which are aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus.

This release received a backlash from the public particularly the religious community who insisted that social distancing can be observed at Mosques and Churches better.

While addressing the media on Thursday, the Minister maintained that drinking bars must be shut.

“Drinking bars and nightclubs remain closed. Restaurants and eateries are allowed to operate take out and delivery services…,” she said.

Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com

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