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Regional News of Monday, 11 May 2020

Source: 3 News

Police open tear-gas on demonstrating market women in Bolga

Police in the Upper East Region capital of Bolgatanga had to resort to the firing of warning shots and tear gas after attempts to stop market women from demonstrating failed.

The women were demonstrating against authorities for locking the Bolgatanga market as social distancing rules to curb the spread of coronavirus are implemented.

So far, the Region has confirmed 26 cases of the viral disease.

A relocation plan by the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly is being put in place to accommodate the close to 1,000 market women.

Our correspondent, Tanko Mohammed Rabiu, reports that some of the women were arrested by the police.

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