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Regional News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


You’ll be prosecuted if you don’t wear face mask - Nkawkaw residents told

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The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Kwahu West Municipality in the Eastern Region, Yaw Owusu-Addo, has admonished residents to adhere to the safety protocols put in place to contain the coronavirus.

In an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.65Fm, the MCE said the municipality has intensified its activities to help contain the virus after three cases were recorded in Nkawkaw.

Mr. Owusu-Addo told the news team the wearing of face masks has been made compulsory and persons who violate this directive would be prosecuted.

Three cases of coronavirus have been recorded at Nkawkaw.

The victims are made up of two men and a woman.

Two of the cases were recorded at the Holy Family Hospital at Nkawkaw, while the third case was a resident of Nkawkaw who tested positive at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital at Kumasi.

The MCE in his submission said 250 people who were traced after coming in contact with the three were currently quarantined for testing.

The decision to isolate them is to prevent spreading of the disease in the municipality and advised them to respect all the health protocols to help halt the spread of the disease.