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Regional News of Friday, 22 May 2020

Source: GNA

Coronavirus: Kwabre-East strengthens measures to reduce spread

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The Kwabre-East Municipal Assembly has put in place measures to ensure the compliance of all preventive protocols to reduce the spread of covid-19 in the municipality.

Nana Osei Assibey Bonsu, Municipal Chief Executive told the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Mamponteng that, the covid-19 infection rate in the municipality, which was the second, in the Ashanti region, had reduced drastically, as a result of the stringent measures put in place to stop the spread.

He said the Municipal Emergency Response Team together with the security agencies worked to ensure that residents adhered strictly to all the preventive protocols outlined by the government and the Ghana health Service.

To further strengthen enforcement of the preventive protocols, checks points were set up in all entry routes to ensure that people wore nose masks and kept the social distancing protocols.

Nana Assibey Bonsu said recalcitrant people who went contrary to the protocols would be arrested and made to face the law.

He appealed to market women to observe the social distancing protocols to ensure their safety and their customers.

The MCE also advised the youth who have been playing football to desist from the act and obey simple directives to stay safe of the disease.

He said security patrols were going to be strengthened in all the communities to ensure total compliance of all the protocols to further reduce the rate of infections in the municipality.