Sanctions You Could Face If You Flout Lockdown Rules

A two-week partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kaosa and Kumasi, which was imposed by President Akufo-Addo, took effect on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1 am.

The two-week lockdown was imposed by the President as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as every Ghanaian who is not part of institutions that provides essential services is asked to stay at home.

In ensuring that the President’s directives are followed to curtail the spread of the virus, security agencies including the Police and Military have been deployed to various parts of the country.

However, amid the lockdown, there are people who would still breach the directive. Already, videos making rounds on social media show the apprehension of people who went against the lockdown directive.

According to the Imposition of Restriction Act passed by Parliament, individuals who flout the law will be asked to pay a 1000 to 5000 penalty-unit fine which translates into a GHS12,000 to GHS60,000 respectively.

However, if the breacher of the law is unable to pay, the person could spend up to 14 years in jail.

Yeah, 14 years in jail… it’s better to stay at home and avoid a 14 year jail term.

Ghana, however, has not recorded any new coronavirus case in about 24 hours. As at Sunday, March, 29, 2020, Ghana’s total Cases rose to 152 including 5 deaths and 2 recoveries.

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