Africa: Ghana Tourism Authority orders closure of beaches


To further curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ghana Tourism Authority has ordered the closure of all beaches in the country.

According to a directive issued by the authority, in order to enforce compliance, the agency with security operative will begin patrols of all beaches in the country.

“Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC), the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) would like to remind the public about the Government’s directives suspending all public gatherings. In this regard, the GT A hereby orders all beaches to be closed to the public until further notice.

“The GTA with the support of National Security and the Ghana Police Service, will begin patrols of the beaches from Tuesday, 24th March, 2020, to ensure compliance with the closure order. The general public and tourist business operators are urged to be mindful of the precautionary measures announced by the President of the Republic to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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