The Ketu South Municipal Assembly in the Volta Area has issued a directive on obligatory carrying of face mask in community areas to decrease the level of Covid-19 infections.
The directive follows an increase in recorded coronavirus conditions in the Municipality which has been recognized as an emerging hotspot for the unfold of the virus.
The scenario count for constructive coronavirus circumstances in the Municipality, as of April 30, 2020, stands at 11 out of the 16 recorded in the Volta Area.
“All establishments both equally public and private running in just the Ketu South Municipality are hereby educated to guarantee that men and women, purchasers and workers put on confront masks during all get in touch with hrs successful May possibly 4,” a communique signed by the Municipal Main Government, Elliot Agbenorwu reported.
It more reported that the Assembly would distribute some 1,000 parts of facial area masks to the bad and vulnerable in the municipality.
Speaking to JoyNews, Mr Agbenorwu claimed that the Assembly would collaborate with the police to enforce the directive, where checkpoints will be mounted in the municipality, to guarantee inhabitants comply with the directive.
“We will persuade individuals to be offering it [face mask] at checkpoints so that when a resident is arrested for not donning a face mask, he or she can just obtain, have on and will be permitted to go,” he included.
He also said that there would be no punitive steps for now because the directive is not backed by legislation but certain the law enforcement would make use of all forms of modest means in enforcing it.
Mr Agbenorwu added that the assembly would before long spread traders to avoid overcrowding at the marketplace centres and make certain social distracting is observed at the several centres that will be specified for trading actions.