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President of Ghana Orders Wearing Of Face Masks As Mandatory; Offenders To Be Sanctioned



According to the president of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, Ghanaians are now required by law to wear face masks in public places.

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The president instructed that those who fall foul of the new executive order will face arrest and possible prosecution, according to President Akufo-Addo.

In the president’s own words he said:

“Leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering on is an offence,” the president said in his 11th address to the nation on the coronavirus crisis.

“The Police have been instructed to enforce this directive, which is the subject of an Executive Instrument.”

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The president used the address to issue a warning to residents of the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions – which have recorded the highest number of cases so far – to be particularly careful and adhere to the recommended protocols to halt the spread of the disease.

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com