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Accra: 8 remanded for flouting lockdown directive

By Mutala Yakubu

Some eight persons have been remanded after they defied the President's partial lockdown directive in Accra.

All the eight persons pleaded not guilty to two counts of charges, conspiracy to commit a crime to wit failing to comply with restrictions imposed and failing to comply with restrictions imposed contrary to section 6 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act 2020 (ACT 1012) but were however remanded.

This transpired at the Circuit Court 11 in Accra on April 7, 2020.

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The Accra Police Command, has vowed that its personnel are determined to help in the fight against the further spread of COVID-19, hence their resolve to ensure strict compliance of the current lockdown.

A number of people have clashed with the police and military in the past days because they flouted the partial lockdown directive which required people to stay home and only move around for essential purposes.

At the moment Ghana has recorded 313 cases of COVID-19 as at 3:15 pm on Wednesday April 8, 2020 with 5 deaths so far.

About 256 of the cases were confirmed in the Greater Accra region while 12 were confirmed in the Ashanti Region.

10 cases have been confirmed in the Northern Region while the Upper West Region, Upper East region and Eastern Region have recorded one case each.

President Akufo-Addo announced that, a decision to whether or not extend the lockdown, which ends on Monday will be made this week.