New directives from the presidency have it that one can be arrested by the police for going out without putting on a face mask.
President Nana Addo during his 11th state address pointed out that the Police and law enforcement agencies will enforce this directive through an Executive Instrument.
“With the doctors and scientists telling us that the virus is transmitted from human contact, through talking, singing, coughing and sneezing, which results in sending droplets of the virus from one person to another, residents of these four regions, and, indeed, all Ghanaians, must remember that the wearing of masks is now mandatory.
“Leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering on is an offence. The Police have been instructed to enforce this directive, which is the subject of an Executive Instrument.”
The President further disclosed that Ghana’s COVID-19 case count stands at 11,964.