On Sunday, May 31, President Akufo-Addo gave his 10th address to the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana.

Among other things outlined, the President announced the easing of some restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the virus which has already claimed about 36 lives and infected over 8,000 people.

According to the President, while final year students in university, Senior High and Junior High Schools can return to school from June 15 to prepare for their exit exams, congregants of churches and mosques can also meet with a limited number of 100 worshipper for a duration of one hour.

These directives according to President Akufo-Addo are to be observed amid strict social distancing protocols and other safety measures including the wearing of face masks.

In addition, Ghana’s borders were to remain closed while special arrangements are made for Ghanaians stranded outside the country to be brought home.

The president also stated that bars, beaches, night clubs, sporting activities and political rallies however continue to be banned.

But it seems Ghanaians have a lot to say about the latest directives by the President. Taking to their various social media handles, some questioned why the restrictions will be eased at a time when the country keeps recording more Covid-19 cases.

While most students were unhappy about the reopening of schools for final year students, others expressed worry over the ability of our local churches and worship Centres to adhere to the new directive.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo says it is crucial that Ghanaians improve their fitness levels, and adopt healthy eating practices in order to boost their immune systems.