Night clubs, drinking bars remain closed – Tourism Minister








Tourism Minister Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has stated that in keeping with the directive by President Akufo Addo to ease restrictions in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, nightclubs and drinking bars remain closed until further notice.
Presenting the guidelines to govern the operations of industry players in the hospitality and tourism industry(food & beverage, events, tourist sites & attractions)on Thursday, 4 June 2020 during the Information Ministry presser, Mrs Oteng-Gyasi stated that the decision was as a result of the high levels of socialisation enforced at such places so as not to defeat the observance of social distancing and safety protocols.
Among other guidelines, she said: “With respect to our nightclubs and drinking bars, they will continue to remain closed because we all recognise the mode of socialisation in nightclubs and drinking bars.”
She added that the directive also included “nightclubs and drinking bars in hotels.”
Touting the successes of the tourism sector, Mrs Oteng-Gyasi stated that even though the strides made by the sector in the previous year (Year of Return) were “very impressive”, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dip.
She, however, stated that the ministry and stakeholders were putting necessary measures in place to ensure safety, while ensuring a sustainable industry.

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