Ghanaian police arrest 105 people over flouting COVID-19 safety protocols

A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (Image Source: Reuters)

Ghanaian police in the southern port city of Tema arrested 105 people on Wednesday over flouting the law on facemask wearing, local police said.

The move is to “enforce the directives on the observation of COVID-19 protocols,” acting spokesperson for the Tema Regional Police Command Stella Dzakpasu said, urging the public to strictly adhere to the pandemic safety rules to curb the spread of the virus in the country.

According to the Ghana Health Service, the African country has seen an average of about 200 new daily infection cases, and the number of patients requiring hospitalization and intensive care is rising.

In his latest COVID-19 update Sunday, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed the security agencies to undertake random checks to ensure strict compliance to the safety protocols.

Ghana has a caseload of 58,431 infections with 55,899 recoveries and 358 deaths as of Wednesday.