The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority has issued new directives to hotels, restaurants, pubs and drinking bars in some areas in the partial lockdown areas.

Akwasi Agyemang said all hotels can operate as normal and host their guests during the 14 days the Greater Accra and Kumasi as well as parts of the Central Regions goes under a partial lockdown.

“Their restaurants, gyms and other facilities will service only the resident guests, subject to the specified enhanced hygiene protocols and social distancing,” he told journalists at a press conference, Sunday.

According to him, their staff will be provided special passes by National Security, which must be worn in addition to their normal IDs.

Mr Agyemang said food chains and restaurants must operate only pick-up and delivery services.

Their staff will be provided special passes, which must be worn in addition to their normal IDs.

The GTA CEO said, “All drinking bars, night clubs, pubs etc within the specified areas must remain closed during the period.”

He advised that in all situations, facilities should observe the protocol and precautionary measures on public gathering as spelt out in the imposition of restriction Act, 2020.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday evening announced that movements in some urban areas in the country will be restricted from Monday for two weeks as part of government measures to control the spread of the virus.

The lockdown affects areas in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, where significant numbers of infections have been recorded.