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General News of Monday, 30 March 2020


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

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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