The Greater Accra Regional Security Council is set to enforce a mandatory face mask wearing by residents of the Region and its environs as a measure to contain the Coronavirus.
In a press statement dated April 22, 2020, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon Ishmael Ashitey revealed that these measures were outlined at an emergency meeting which was held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to ensure that the general public complies with the President’s directives on social distancing and wearing of face masks.
The statement further noted that the various MMDAs will engage in public education on face mask wearing, social and physical distancing in their respective jurisdictions, as well as creation of satellite markets to ease congestion in main markets across the region.
”Installation and use of Public Address Systems by MMDAs in markets to educate traders on the mandatory face mask wearing, social and physical distancing and all other directives by the President,” the statement in part read.
Meanwhile, commercial transport operators and drivers have been entreated to make sure that passengers wear face masks before they allow them to board their vehicles.
“Notices of ‘NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY’ should be visibly displayed at vantage points including offices, lorry stations, shops, markets, malls, banks, pharmacies, among others.”
Read full statement below:
Currently, the Greater Accra region leads with the highest number of confirmed Coronavirus cases. As at Wednesday, April 22, the country’s case count stood at 1154, with 120 recoveries and 9 deaths.
So far, ten (10) regions including Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western, and North East regions have reported cases of the the Coronavirus.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com