Its day two at Kasoa amid a partial lockdown directive by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country but some community members have ignored the directive.
The President announced the partial lockdown last Friday to prevent and contain coronavirus spread across the country. The Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Awutu Senya East Constituency are areas affected by the lockdown and include some 40 municipal and districts.
However, some persons were spotted loitering around. After some 16 persons were arrested at Kasoa and its surrounding areas by security personnel yesterday, scores of persons were again spotted today at Kasoa and its environs loitering.
Flouters of the law were made to kneel in the scorching sun carrying loads of guns on their head.
According to the directive, constituents are permitted to access essential services in a two week period of the partial lockdown.
At Akweley, a suburb in the municipality, some persons were spotted kneeling down in the scorching sun after seen loitering around.
However, areas between Kasoa and Ofaakor, Kasoa CP, and Opeikuma are in a total lockdown with some essential services closed to business. Businesses such as food vendors, mobile money operators and traders classified as essential services are not in operation.
At Opeikuma, some food joints operating denied customers from eating at the confined space of the food joint although they appealed to be granted access.
In regards to commercial vehicles are operating with a reduced number pointing to a full compliance of an agreement reached by the Ministry of Transport and Transport Operators.
The municipality is one of the fastest-growing communities in West Africa with a population of over 150,000 and has been identified as one of the hotbed by government in the spread of coronavirus.
Due to this, the municipality has been included to areas of lockdown.
The country has recorded no new infections in the last 24 hours after it increased to 152 from 141, according to figures from the Ghana Health Service website. A total of 5 persons have dead since the outbreak, with 145 responding to treatment at the various quarantine centers across the country and 2 recovered.