Ghanaian Police To Arrest individuals Fail To Wear Face Masks In Public

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Police Commander in charge of the Odumase Police Command in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has sent a strong warning to the general public to adhere to the coronavirus safety protocols, particularly the wearing of face masks or risk being arrested.

Superintendent Doris Hukporti gave the warning when she led personnel of the Command on a sensitization tour of the Agomanya market to sensitise traders on the need to adhere to the various COVID-19 protocols.ghanaweb reports.

The sensitization exercise was preceded by public announcements on the need to observe the safety protocols in various communities with Supt. Hukporti warning that the next stage of the exercise would be to effect the arrests of recalcitrant persons.

“After this, we’ll start doing some few arrests to deter people from not wearing the mask,” she said. “If we’re able to pick up one or two people, then others will be very alert.”

15 personnel together with the Commander spent several hours in the market as part of efforts to raise awareness on the coronavirus among traders, buyers and other members of the market community.

The police commander told GhanaWeb that the exercise became necessary as a result of the lax attitude of members of the general public to the safety measures.

Sunday Akintoye

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