President Akufo-Addo Directs IGP To Enforce Mandatory Wearing Of Nose Masks

A police officer controls a car at a roadblock to restrict inter-city movement during partial lockdown in the cities of Accra and Kumasi to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Circle neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

President Akufo-Addo has ordered the Inspector General Of Police Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh to ensure and enforce the mandatory wearing of nose masks among Ghanaians as the country continues to fight the growing numbers of the Coronavirus case count.

This directive was announced during the President’s 22nd Coronavirus Update to the nation which was aired at 8pm 17th January, 2021.

According to the President, “I have instructed the Inspector General of Police to direct officers, men, and women of the Police Service to ensure the rigorous enforcement of the law on mask-wearing at all public places and in public transport.”

With the rising numbers of Coronavirus cases after the Election and December festive season, the President has instructed the closure of all pubs, beaches and cinemas, defying the presidents directives.

The President also stated that the Ghana Police Service is to “ensure the closure of all nightclubs, pubs, cinemas, and beaches that may be operating in defiance of the law. They will be assisted by the other security agencies if need be.”

Source: Kuulpeeps

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