The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is implementing various strategies, including compulsory wearing of face masks, in the national capital to stem the spread of novel coronavirus.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 to ensure compliance with the President’s directives on Covid-19 following the lifting of a three-week partial local in the region on Monday.
A statement issued by the Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey said measures undertaken include a “mandatory wearing of face masks in the Greater Accra Region by the general public”.
For this reason, the statement insisted that every institution must ensure that persons who are not adhering to the directive on face masks are not allowed into it premises.
“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.”
Other measures adopted by the Greater Accra REGSEC include:
(b) Education/Sensitization on face mask wearing, social and physical distancing by the various MMDAs in their respective jurisdictions.
(c) Creation of satellite markets by MMDAs to decongest main markets in the Greater Accra Region.
(d) Temporary Ban on all “Special Market Days” in the Region.
(e) 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.
(f) Commercial Drivers to ensure all passengers wear face masks before being allowed to board their vehicles.
“The enforcement of these directives takes immediate effect,” the statement stressed.
Greater Accra has recorded the highest cases of Covid-19 in the country. A total of 1,154 cases have been confirmed nationwide, as of April 22 with 120 recoveries and 9 deaths.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana