President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the suspension of the 64th Independence Anniversary parade due to the high prevalence rate of COVID-19 infections in the country.

All related activities of the anniversary have equally been suspended.

A statement signed by Deputy Director- Ghana Education Service, Mr Anthony Boateng entreated all Regional Directors to bring this important directive to the notice of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Education Directors and Heads of all institutions under their jurisdiction for strict compliance.

Meanwhile, nine(9) more Ghanaians have succumbed to COVID-19 increasing Ghana’s death toll to 542, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported.

A total of 656 new cases of infection has sent the active case count to 7,850.

Recoveries stand at 68,100 with a total number of confirmed cases of 76,492.

Out of the total number of active cases, 87 patients are in severe condition while 31
others are in critical condition.

Greater Accra Region – 44,580

Ashanti Region – 13,641

Western Region – 4,442

Eastern Region – 3,299

Central Region – 2,664

Volta Region – 1,323

Bono East Region – 951

Northern Region – 827

Upper East Region – 814

Bono Region – 779

Western North Region – 747

Ahafo Region – 625

Oti Region – 258

Upper West Region – 257

Savannah Region – 68