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Country: Ghana - Month updated: June 2020

  1. Ghana - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Instrument, 2020 (Executive Instrument 61 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | GHA-2020-M-110057

    Executive Order made under section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851).
    1. Declaration of public health emergency
    2. Testing and quarantine directives
    3. Preventive measures

  2. Ghana - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020 (Executive Instrument 63 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-23 | GHA-2020-M-110058

    Executive Order made under section 100 of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775). Stipulates that a Network Provider is to put the network of the network provider or service provider at the disposal of the State for the mass dissemination of information to the public. The Central Subscriber Identity Module Register is to be the responsible for the centralised database for validly registered Subscriber Identity Module cards and subscriber numbers on all networks of mobile and service providers in the country.

  3. Ghana - - Law, Act

    Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-21 | GHA-2020-L-110060

    The Act provides for powers to impose restrictions on persons, to give effect to paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of clause (4) of article 21 of the Constitution in the event or imminence of an emergency, disaster or similar circumstance to ensure public safety, public health and protection (section 1). Restrictions can be imposed if is reasonably required in the interest of defence, public safety, public health or the running of essential services; on the movement or residence within Ghana; to restrict the freedom of entry in to Ghana, or movement in Ghana, of a person who is not a citizen of Ghana; or for the purpose of safeguarding the people of Ghana against the teaching or propagation of a doctrine which exhibits or encourages disrespect for the nationhood of Ghana, the national symbols and emblems, or incites hatred against other members of the community.

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