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Effective Monday 15th June 2020, the police will be arresting people who fail to wear their face mask while at public places.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that the directive is part of measures to arrest the wave of increasing infections in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions.
According to information on the Ghana Health Service’s official website, The country has currently recorded 11,422 cases.
The country’s active cases have reached 7215 with 304 new cases.
Ghana’s death toll stands at 51 with 4,156 patients recovered.
“Residents of these four regions, and indeed, all Ghanaians must know that the wearing of masks is now mandatory. Leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering is an offense,” the President warned in his 11th COVID-19 update on Sunday.
According to him, the police had been instructed to enforce this directive, which is a subject of an executive instrument in March.
“It is important to remind residents of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions, where the greater majority of cases are being recorded, and the Western and Central regions, where we are seeing an increase in infectious cases, to continue to adhere strictly to the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols announced,” he said.
Check the regional breakdown below;
Greater Accra Region – 6,997
Ashanti Region – 2,021
Western Region – 951
Central Region – 621
Volta Region – 250
Eastern Region – 204
Upper East Region – 128
Oti Region – 94
Western North Region – 79
Northern Region – 37
Upper West Region – 22
Bono East Region – 13
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 1