The Operations department of the Ghana Police Service, have expressed readiness to arrest persons found loitering around areas declared as lockdown to combat the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus.
In a video sighted by Newslinegh.com, the Director-General of National Operations of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Boadu Preprah, cautioned that any person found moving around aimlessly will be arrested for flaunting on the President’s directive of the lockdown.
“Now we have entered the third week and expect everybody to stay at home. If they refuse to stay at home, now we’re going to arrest people that we see loitering.
We expect everybody to respect the President’s order, stay at home and protect yourself”. DCOP Peprah intimated.
He warned that the police, starting from Monday 13, 2020, will be extremely tough on loiterers and won’t be spared, if caught outside during this lockdown period.
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday April 9, announced another week extension of the lockdown on movement of persons, which takes effect on Monday April 13.
In a communique signed by Mr. Eugene Arhin, indicates that the President Akufo-Addo, has signed the
Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under El 64 and El 65.
The statement also revealed that the restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under El 64, have also been extended for a further period of two (2) weeks, with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra,
Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under El 65, have been extended for a further period of one (1) week with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
All other provisions, including all exemptions in El 64 and El 65, are still in full force and effect.