Lockdown: We’re going to be tough on Covidiots – Police warns


The Ghana Police Service has vowed to be tough on Covidiots who will not adhere to the ‘stay at home’ directive announced by the president.

According to Director General of Police in Charge of National Operations, DCOP Boadu Peprah, after three weeks of the lockdown, the public is expected to follow the restrictions on movements and mass gatherings in Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and other parts of the country with ease.

He said from Monday [April 13, 2020], “we are going to be tough on them”.

“We expect everybody to respect the Presidential order. Stay at home and protect yourself. We don’t want people to be loitering. Trotros bussing people to Accra Central; we are not going to allow that,” he added.

DCOP Boadu Peprah who was speaking in an interview stressed, “Now we have entered the third week we expect everybody to stay at home.”

He said the police will be arresting Covidiot who will be loitering about.

DCOP Peprah noted the ‘stay at home’ policy is to prevent the further spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Ghana’s current case count of the novel pandemic is 566 with eight deaths and four recoveries.

Watch DCOP Peprah below

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We are entering the third week of enforcement on restrictions. People who refuse to stay at home will be arrested and prosecuted. Listen to the Director General of Operations, DCOP Mr. Boadu Peprah

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