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Covid-19 : Ministry of Communications to block all prank calls from March 27

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Ministry of Communications will from Friday, March 27 block all Covid-19 prank calls to get the country's emergency system to work effectively.

The Ministry in a statement said prank calls to the emergency number cover more than 95% of the call traffic.

According to the statement, between 28th January 2020 - 16th March 2020, the 112 emergency call centre recorded a total of one million, nine hundred and two thousand, nine hundred and twenty-six calls (1,902,926).  

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Of this number 1,887,125 were prank calls.

In view of this, the Ministry said from March 27 all prank calls will be blocked to get the emergency system to work effectively.