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Ghana: 37,000 police, military personnel deployed to enforce lockdown

More than 37,000 police and military personnel have been deployed by the government to enforce the partial lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Ghana.Giving the breakdown of the composition of the security agencies in Accra on Monday, Director of the Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Sheila Abayie Buckman, said that the number consisted of 35,000 policemen and 2000 military personnel.

According to Buckman, the personnel were sent to Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region and Kasoa in the Central Region where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo announced the lockdown on 30th March, 2020 to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country.

Ghana is currently on partial lockdown after recoding 152 cases of coronavirus with five deaths which forced the government to lockdown Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa, which are the most populous cities in the country to avert communal spread of the pandemic.

So far, the citizens in the lockdown areas have conducted themselves well and avoided police and military brutalities.

Published on 28.04.2020

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