Parents who let loose their children to loiter or engage in petty trading within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis will be arrested, local authorities have announced as part of the measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
A taskforce set up for roaming the metropolis is set to begin its work from today, March 24, Metropolitan Chief Executive Anthony K.K. Sam has announced Monday.
“From March 24 we will be going around. Any parent who leaves the child to loiter in town, we will arrest you,” he said in Twi while speaking on the sidelines of a donation by the GNPC Foundation at Takoradi Market Square.
“Have you seen these children standing here, they can contract the virus so we beg you the parents not to let money push you to let your child get the virus,” he advised.
He said schools were closed down for pupils and students to go home in a bid to stop the spread, hence the need for parents to be responsible and ensure that their children stay at home and not loiter in town under any circumstance.
“The children were asked to go and stay at home when schools were closed, we didn’t say they should go and sell ice water or other things in town,” he indicated.
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