Coronavirus: Soldiers arrive in Kumasi to enforce Akufo-Addo's lockdown; video drops

Coronavirus: Soldiers arrive in Kumasi to enforce Akufo-Addo's lockdown; video drops

Loads of military personnel have been sent to Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, to help enforce the partial lockdown of the city imposed by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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As earlier reported by, President Akufo-Addo on the night of Friday, March 27, 2020, announced new measures to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Key among the measures was the partial lockdown of the cities of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and their immediate surroundings/outskirts.

For Kumasi, the areas affected include the main city and its immediate neighbours like Atwima, Kwabre, Bosomtwe, among others. (See the list of affected areas here.)

Ahead of the lockdown which starts from Monday, March 30, 2020, and will last for two weeks, security arrangements are being put in place.

In a video sighted by, busloads of soldiers have arrived in Kumasi in readiness to help enforce the lockdown.

In the video, the soldiers could be seen in their numbers either standing or lying on the streets upon their arrival.

Speaking in the video, one of the soldiers indicated that they had arrived in the city to enforce the directive of the president.

He warned that anybody who was thinking of breaching the lockdown by stepping out unnecessarily should have a rethink because they (soldiers) will not hesitate to discipline them.

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