Last Updated: 07/09/2020
The government of Ghana has begun to lift lockdowns in some larger cities, and some schools will reopen for final-year students to take exams. Social distancing is being encouraged as the number of positive cases has surpassed 20,000, and public gatherings are limited to 100 people. All borders remain closed. Beginning in June religious services began taking place with 25% attendance, with a maximum of 100 people.
All Compassion frontline church partners are closed, and therefore many activities are on hold. Some churches have been able to hold small gatherings of five people and conduct home visits while following social distancing guidelines. Centers continue to handle health screenings, emergency medical care, child protection interventions and disaster response for beneficiaries as needed. So far, they have been able to provide 14,299 food packs and 9,949 hygiene kits, as well as medical support to 5,069 individuals. Staff is providing education to beneficiaries and their families on COVID-19 prevention and personal hygiene. Some frontline churches are using innovative ways of continuing to provide lessons through video and phone calls, particularly lessons aimed at teens and young adults.