Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has banned prostitution in Tamale and its environs.
Even though prostitution is illegal in Ghana Mr Saeed says this will help to curb the spread of COVID-19 because social distancing is key.
He addressed the media this afternoon and pleaded with the Chiefs and people of the North to help enforce this ban in these trying times.
After the presser, the Northern Regional Co-ordinating council released a statement to back Mr Saeed's call.
Mr Saeed also gave an update on their search for a 21-year-old Guinean national who tested positive for COVID-19 but escaped from quarantine.
Ghana's COVID-19 cases keep rising as it is now 195. 3 persons have been discharged after testing negative.
18 persons are at home and responding to treatment and 80 persons are at the treatment facilities.