Coronavirus: Mass Movement Of Foreigners Into The Ashanti Region Suspended

Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti Region

The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council in pursuant to the declaration of the restriction on movement in the region by President Akufo-Addo has outlined some strict measures to ensure that the aim of the restriction is achieved.

In a statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the council announced the indefinite suspension of special market days, indefinite suspension of gatherings for games and keep fit, and the suspension of the mass movement of foreigners into the region.

On the issue of the suspension of the mass movement of foreigners into the region, the council said: “the incidence of people transporting foreigners into the region in their numbers is a matter of great concern and must cease immediately.”

According to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, “anybody who is caught transporting foreigners into the region in such large groups, as well as any landlord who harbours such people, shall be dealt with in accordance with the Laws of the Country.”

The council, however, advised the people of the region to strictly observe all the laid down protocols of washing of hands, sanitizing and social distancing.

The Ashanti Region has recorded the second-highest coronavirus cases with 25 cases, adding up to Ghana’s total of 313 cases. The Greater Accra Region has the highest recorded cases with 274, Northern Region with 10, Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

Six coronavirus deaths and three recoveries have been recorded so far.

Below is a copy of the statement:


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