COVID-19: 49 arrested in Obuasi for attending wedding

COVID-19: 49 arrested in Obuasi for attending wedding

- A wedding was brought to an abrupt end in Obuasi as the police stormed the venue to make arrests

- The police intervened because of the flouting of the ban on public gatherings

- In all, 49 people were arrested for breaching the protocols on social distancing and public gatherings

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Reports reaching indicates that some people have been arrested in Obuasi in the Ashanti region for breaching the ban on public gatherings.

The suspects numbering 49 were reportedly arrested for attending a wedding without regards to the ban and social distancing protocols.

According to a report by local-based radio station Shaft FM, the wedding was being held at a suburb called Akaporiso.

Following the first incidence of the Coronavirus virus disease in Ghana in March, President Nana Akufo-Addo placed a ban on public gatherings of more than 25 people.

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He also urged for the adherence of the social distance protocols, the at is the maintenance of a one-metre distance any two people in public.

From the number of people arrested, it is obvious the wedding breached the directives by President Akufo-Addo.

Renowned broadcaster Abeiku Santana of Okay FM has shared photos from the police swoop on his official Twitter page.

The photos show the busted people lined up and made to sit on the floor at the police barracks after their arrest.

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has now climbed to 408, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said in its latest update.

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The GHS' update on the afternoon of Saturday, April 11, 2020, also revealed that two more deaths have been recorded, taking the total number of deaths to 8.

The GHS statement said over the past twelve (12) days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

Ghanaian-born England international Danny Welbeck has donated to the people Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality in the Ashanti region, the hometown of his mother.

The items which included food and sanitary items worth GHC70,000 come amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Danny Welbeck's donation was presented on his behalf by his aunt.

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