Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced in a televised address, a further easing of the coronavirus restrictions.

Place of worship are now allowed to open for two hours instead of the one hour restriction given before. Although, there must be the use of face masks and maintaining social distance.

Tourist sites and attractions and open-air drinking spots have also been allowed to reopen. Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs however remain closed until further notice.

Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley and a former gubernatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has been pardoned by Lagos Magistrate Court for contravening the lockdown order imposed on the state to flatten coronavirus curve.

Naira Marley and Gbadamosi were arraigned on Wednesday before the court after attending the birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello popularly called Jenifa for her husband, Abdulrashhed Bello who is known professionally as JJC.

The security officials in South Africa has disclosed that they’ve arrested more than 17,000 people during the first week of the coronavirus lockdown alone for defying the restrictions imposed.

Nearly 1,500 cases have currently been confirmed in South Africa. The country officials have warned that unless people stay at home, the infections could jump over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, there has been a lot of resistance to some of the strict regulations which include a ban on the sale of alcohol and jogging outside.

As U.S. coronavirus cases increase, more efforts are bing imputed to prevent future spread of the virus. Presently U.S has at least 3,485 cases and 65 fatalities.

A preventative measure encouraged by health and government officials is Social distancing. This preventative measure is altering the way people in the U.S. eat, work, study and socialize.

President Trump officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a national emergency Friday, pledging $50 billion in federal funds to combat the virus.

Trump said private labs and vaccine developers would be provided millions of coronavirus tests within a month, including half a million this week.

On Saturday night, The White House announced that Trump had tested negative for the coronavirus. He was tested Friday night after recent contact with two people who have tested positive.

The president, speaking Friday at the Rose Garden event, had said of the outbreak: “This will pass. This will pass through, and we will be even stronger for it.”

A clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the virus begins Monday. The first participant received an experimental dose, a government official told the news agency.

Healthy volunteers will get different doses of shots, which are developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. The volunteers participating will not become infected because the shots do not contain the virus itself. He said

Along with sports leagues, museums and other cultural institutions, churches and mosques, synagogues and sanghas, temples and gurudwaras have temporarily closed to guard against spreading the virus.

Many Catholic parishes have suspended public mass, while other churches offered services online and on television. Episcopal congregants receiving Holy Communion over the weekend could choose not to dip the consecrated bread in a shared chalice, and many Muslims were asked not to embrace or kiss each other on the cheek, but greet each other with a respectful nod or warm smile.

Students in at least 31 states, as well as in Los Angeles and New York city, are not heading to school. School districts and universities have started to transition to online methods of instruction until work can resume in classrooms.