The Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, has been closed down as a result of the deadly coronavirus.
The historical museum established in 1925 and situated at the Manhyia Palace, the seat of Asantehene, is highly patronised by tourists especially foreigners.
The museum provides fair insight into the culture of Asanteland and Ghana’s cultural legacy from its colonisation by Great Britain.
The shutdown of the museum, according to Baffour Osei Hyiamang Bretuo VI, the Otumfuo Manwerehene, was due to the pandemic coronavirus.
Baffour Osei Hyiamang Bretuo VI said the decision to shutdown the museum was directed by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, coupled with President Akufo-Addo’s ban on all social gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.
The chief also indicated that the Palace has put precautionary measures in place, adding that those visiting the palace are screened before allowed to enter.