Coronavirus: Police announce sanctions for persons who will flout the general restrictions on movement

Coronavirus: Police announce sanctions for persons who will flout the general restrictions on movement

- A total of 406 people across the country have been arrested for flouting the lockdown directive

- ACP Lydia Donkor, said out of the number, 103 are in custody and that 248 have been granted bail

- 41 of those arrested have also been processed for court

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Some 406 recalcitrant citizens have been arrested for breaching the lockdown orders in the country.

Addressing the media in Accra on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Head of Prosecutions at the Accra Regional Police Command ACP Lydia Donkor said the arrested persons will face either fines or jail terms or both.

The fine ranges from GhC12,000 to GHC60,000 and the jail term is between 4-10 years.

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ACP Donkor said 103 of the offenders are in custody, 248 have been granted bail and 41 have been processed for court.

Breaking the figures down, she said Greater Accra has 161, Ashanti 70, Volta 67, Western 8, Eastern 6, Western North 31, Bono, 20, Northern 9, Central, 24, North East 1, Upper East 8, Upper West 2, Western North 8.

The Ghana Police Service wishes to advise the general public once again to comply with all the rules and regulations governing the imposition of restrictions act. All my colleague heads of legal and prosecution in other regions have been charged to ensure that they enforce section 6 of the imposition of restrictions 2020 act 1012.

She also warned that persons who flout the directive will be prosecuted if arrested.

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Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 recorded cases have surged to 636 as of April 13, 2020, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed. earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has been busy and has made some donations to some health facilities across the country to help in the fight of the novel Coronavirus.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer has also promised to build another medical research centre in the north.

He opined that this new facility will have the capacity like the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

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