Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council has announced the suspension of what it calls “mass movement of foreigners” into the location to avert an escalation of the coronavirus distribute.
The area at this time has the second-highest circumstance of Covid-19 bacterial infections with 25 circumstances, after the Bigger Accra Area which has recorded 274 conditions.
In a press launch, the regional coordinating council explained “the incidence of transporting foreigners into the region in their quantities is a issue of wonderful problem and need to stop right away.”
The council manages the activities of the District Assemblies, government departments and agencies and non-governmental organisations in the Ashanti Region.
The release, dated April 8, 2020, and signed by the regional minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, mentioned the ban is in line with the lockdown directives announced by the President two months ago.
“…anybody who is caught transporting foreigners into the area in this sort of huge teams, as nicely as any landlord who harbours such people, shall be dealt with in accordance with the Legal guidelines of the Country,” the Minister warned in the launch.
The regional coordinating council has also suspended particular market times and mass gatherings for games and maintain in shape indefinitely.
The Ashanti Area, the 3rd major of Ghana’s 16 administrative locations, is residence to numerous tourist points of interest of curiosity to foreigners.
Ghana’s Covid-19 situation rely strike 313 with 6 deaths on Wednesday April 8, 2020, according to figures by the Ghana Health Provider.