- Ghana Tourism Authority has issued a directive for all beaches in Ghana to close until further notice
- National Security operatives, as well as officers of the Ghana Police Service, would punish anyone who is spotted flouting the directive
- This directive would go a long way in keeping social distancing
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In a bid to reduce the spread of the coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19, the Ghana Tourism Authority has issued a directive for all beaches in Ghana to close until further notice.
This directive would force National Security operatives, as well as officers of the Ghana Police Service to punish anyone who is spotted flouting the directive of the Ghana Tourism Authority.
This directive comes in the wake of the 24 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana, with one recorded death.
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, President Akufo-Addo gave a directive that all social gatherings including church services and others should be suspended for the next four weeks.
A lot of Ghanaians do not seem to want to follow this directive and this has pushed the GTA to take the necessary steps to reduce the rate at which people meet at the beaches.
The Authority released a statement in this regard.
“The general public and tourist business operators are urged to be mindful of the precautionary measures announced by the President of the Republic to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement noted.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso, samples have been taken from the suspected persons for testing at the designated labs.
He made this known at a press conference organised by the regional health directorate in Kumasi, today, Monday, March 23, 2020.
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