The Ghana Police Service (GPS) reminds the public to adhere COVID-19 protocol during Easter celebrations

It said it would strictly enforce the law to ensure that the public was protected from the further spread of the Coronavirus. The hosting of any carnival, festival, beach gathering, street dances, procession, parades and such events will be illegal. Night clubs are banned from operating as well as cinemas and movie houses. People who drive beyond speed limit, overload, drink and drive and indulge in such other traffic irregularities shall be arrested. It stressed that certain facilities at the Police Hospital would be closed within the period, to make way for fumigation by the Ghana Health Service.

The Police Administration appeals to other health facilities in the Greater Accra region to accept health issues or emergencies which would have otherwise been sent to the police Hospital by Police Officers or patriotic citizens. The public is reminded that it is illegal to hold funerals. Private burials may be held with a maximum of twenty-five people if held outside the church or religious facility. For church or Religious burial services, the maximum number of participants should be hundred.

“Plain clothes and uniformed officers will be deployed to monitor compliance and take the necessary actions,” police say. Police Administration encourages the public to continue to be vigilant and report all criminal activities to the nearest Police Station.

Kobby Koomson
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