COVID-19: Police catch cargo truck with 30 women trying to breach lockdown in Kumasi

COVID-19: Police catch cargo truck with 30 women trying to breach lockdown in Kumasi

- Police in the Ashanti region have arrested some women who tried to breach the lockdown in the city

- The women numbering about 30 were trying to move to Walelwale despite the lockdown

- They tried to escape the lockdown by boarding a cargo truck and hiding among foodstuffs

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The Police in the Ashanti region have arrested a group of 30 women who tried to sneak their way through Kumasi amid the current lockdown of the city and its environs.

According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, the truck was travelling to Walewale in the North East region despite the lockdown.

As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Friday, March 28, 2020, announced a partial lockdown on Accra, Tema, and Kumasi and their environs.

The lockdown which started from 01:00am on Monday, March 30, 2020, was supposed to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The lockdown has seen security personnel including the police and army deployed across the cities to enforce strict adherence to the directive.

In their bid to outwit security officers, the ladies boarded a cargo truck and covered themselves with foodstuffs and other cargo items.

But the police were vigilant to spot the humans among the foodstuffs packed in the vehicle. Their vehicle was impounded at Duampompo on the Accra-Kumasi highway in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.

A video of the arrest shows the women packed in the cargo truck after being stopped by the police.

Meanwhile, Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong has donated GHC680,000 and other medical supplies to the National Security Secretariat.

The items presented on Saturday, March 28, 2020, is to be used by frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

The supplies include PPEs, face masks, gloves, among others.

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