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General News of Monday, 30 March 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Eyes on the Ground: Truck smuggling 30 people evading lockdown impounded at Ejisu


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Some 30 people have been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police after they attempted to defy the directive of lockdown in the region. A KIA truck enroute to Walewale in the Northern Region was intercepted and impounded by the police.

According to kasapafmonline, the truck with registration number AS 8983-12 was stopped at the checkpoint of COVID- 19 joint security at Duampompo in the Juaben Municipality.

The cargo truck is currently at the premises of the Ejisu MTTD while the driver has been arrested.

President Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27 announced a two-week partial lockdown on Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi to be effective 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Exemptions were however made for essential service providers to discharge their duties.
The lockdown was initiated as a stringent containment measure against the fast-spreading deadly coronavirus in the country.

Ghana has already recorded 152 cases with 5 deaths and 2 recoveries.

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