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General News of Sunday, 3 May 2020


Eyes on the Ground: Social distancing order thrown out at Ashaiman street market

Coronavirus cases soar by the day in Ghana, yet residents of some communities have blatantly refused to abide by the social distancing order given by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

People are gradually beginning to normalize the acts of going out and about their usual routines after the three-week lockdown was lifted, as though the deadly coronavirus had disappeared into thin air.

A video shared with GhanaWeb from the Ashaiman street market, shows a rather worrying trend of commuters and traders going about their normal activities with absolutely no regard for social distancing on Sunday 3rd May 2020. The streets were bustling with brisk business as it would on an ordinary day.

The most worrying issue is that very few people were captured wearing nose masks or any form of protection.

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