COVID-19: Soldiers storm Chorkor after residents flouted lockdown directive to party at beach (video)

COVID-19: Soldiers storm Chorkor after residents flouted lockdown directive to party at beach (video)

- Some military personnel have stormed Chokor, a suburb in Accra after some residents defied the partial lockdown directive

- Residents of Chorkor ignored President Nana Akufo-Addo’s lockdown directives to chill at the beach on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

- Personnel from the military stormed the area and sacked the people who were breaking the law

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Some military personnel have stormed Chokor, a suburb in Accra after some residents organised a party at the beach in spite of the partial lockdown.

Residents ignored President Nana Akufo-Addo’s lockdown directives to chill at the beach on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Personnel from the military stormed the community beach in their numbers and sacked the people who were breaking the law.

In a bid to restore sanity, the armed military personnel later mounted barriers at various junctions.

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Drivers and motor riders had to change their routes quickly upon seeing the military presence.

The Ghana Police Service has also issued a press release to inform Ghanaians that gathering at any beach in Ghana amounts to an offence.

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Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, April 12 confirmed 158 new cases that were detected over the weekend.

The country has so far recorded eight deaths from the 566 cases.

President Nana Akufo-Addo also announced an extension of the lockdown and ban on all public and social gatherings following the increased cases.

Also, so far, 10 out of 16 regions in Ghana have confirmed cases with the capital city, Accra, leading with 452 cases.

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