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Gomoa West District suspends festivals, other events over surge in COVID-19 cases

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The Gomoa West District Assembly in the Central Region, has indefinitely suspended festivals and related activities in the area.

The Assembly in a statement attributed the decision to the surge in COVID-19 cases and subsequent directives by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

It urged the chiefs and elders of the various communities to comply strictly with the directive in order to help curb the spread of the virus in the district.

“We know how important our festivals are to the people of Gomoa West, nonetheless we must keep safe to enjoy it better in the coming years. This measure is temporary to make Gomoa West a COVID free district. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause Nananom and our communities,” the statement added.

The Assembly further implored all citizens and guests visiting communities in the district to adhere strictly to all COVID-19 protocols.

“It is better to prevent the virus from spreading today in order to expect a brighter tomorrow.”

The Central Region, as of August 6, 2021, has 295 active COVID-19 cases. Cumulatively, the region has recorded 3,981 cases since the first COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ghana in March 2020.

On the national scale, Ghana currently has 6,922 active cases, while 880 people had succumbed to the virus.

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