Ban on visits to beaches has been lifted, a week after same was imposed.
As part of resolutions at its recent Regional Security Council (REGSEC), held on Friday, December 24, 2021, The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, announced that beaches have been shut down to revelers.
The decision to close beaches formed part of measures to control the highly transmissible Omicron variant from spreading.
However, this decision drew massive criticisms from operators of beaches.
Besides the fact that the operators claim they were not engaged prior to the closure, some of them described the decision as discriminatory.
But barely a week into implementation, Mr. Quartey, through a REGSEC decision, on Thursday, December 30, 2021 has varied the earlier decision, closing the beaches to the public.
As part of measures to control the rising COVI-19 cases, the Regional Minister indicated that health officials will be deployed and stationed at the entrance of the beaches to vaccinate unvaccinated revelers before allowing them entry.
According to Mr Quartey, those who have already vaccinated will have to provide proof of vaccination, before entry.