No Mask, No entry: Police prevent mask-less people from entering Makola

No Mask, No entry: Police prevent mask-less people from entering Makola

- Persons without nose masks are being prevented from entering the Central Business District of Accra

- This is to ensure the strict compliance of the ‘no mask, no entry’ directive

- DSP Sulley said the stubborn ones who still wanted to proceed and enter the Central Business District were asked to either get one or return home

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In order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, persons without nose masks are being prevented from entering the Central Business District of Accra.

This was to ensure the strict compliance of the ‘no mask, no entry’ directive put in place by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council and Ministry of Health.

According to the Accra Regional Alpha SWAT Commander of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Sulamana Sulley, security officials have been deployed to ensure the enforcement of the directive.

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DSP Sulley said the stubborn ones who still wanted to proceed and enter the Central Business District were asked to either get one or return home.

“When you are around this street, if you are not with it, we engage you, explain to you and encourage you to use it. Where you are adamant, we advise that you go home and stay. That is what we are doing and it is in line with the protocols towards COVID-19,” he said.

He stressed that trotro drivers should ensure that all passengers on board wear face masks if not, ask those without it to alight.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, in a bid to ensure that the spread of the novel coronavirus is minimised, the office of the Regional Coordinating Council outlined certain measures to be followed religiously.

After an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to ensure compliance with President Akufo-Addo's directives, the REGSEC, in a statement signed by Ishmael Ashittey called for the mandatory wearing of face masks in public.

The REGSEC stated that notices of "NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY" should be visibly displayed at vantage points including offices, lorry stations, shops, markets, malls, banks, pharmacies etc.

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