President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, since the spread of the virus, has been announcing measures to curtail the spread and announced a partial lockdown of certain towns and cities.
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In a bid to enforce such a directive, security personnel were deployed to vantage points to ensure that people were doing the right thing.
Unfortunately, some recalcitrant individuals have made it a point to defy such directives which were put in place for their own good
1. Defying lock down
Even though government announced the lockdown some Ghanaians still move about freely. Military officials on guard duty made it a point to met out punishments to those who defied the directive on movement. In Kasoa, some persons caught by the military were made to sweep the streets while others were made to pick up rubbish on the streets. Their movement clearly shows how much they do not care about the dealy virus.
2. Defying Social distancing
The issue of people defying social distancing has been of great worry to most people. There have been several media reports showing how groups of people like market women were defying the social distancing directive. Inasmuch as education has been extensively done in these markets, it is interesting how these women still choose to ply their trade and make money instead of prioritising their health
3. Group eating
It is heartbreaking to see media reports of people gathering to eat in groups despite the never ending education on how the coronavirus spreads. Anews item monitored by YEN.com.gh on GHone, some group of guys were spotted sitting very close together and eating from the same phone.
In other news, the Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd), has stated that it is better to allow the military and other security forces to discipline civilians who defy restrictions on movement directives than allow the coronavirus disease spread.
The retired military officer strongly believes that the military disciplining those who defy President Akufo-Addo's directive is in the right direction.
Speaking on JoyNews and as reported by theghanareport, the minister said although some of the brutalities meted out by the soldiers were not acceptable, they were for the greater good.
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