The Police have vowed a tougher approach starting Monday, April 13, 2020, to ensure strict compliance to the lockdown order.
“Now we have entered the third week we expect everybody to stay at home. If they refuse to stay at home, now we are going to arrest people that we see loitering. We expect everybody to respect the Presidential order,” Director-General of Tactical Operations at the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Boadu Peprah said.
Sunday marks two weeks since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared lockdown in Accra, Kumasi, Tema, and Kasoa due to the growing cases of coronavirus infection.
The President has extended the lockdown by one additional week starting Monday.
Ghana has recorded a total of 566 with eight deaths.
Some residents in the four cities have been cited for defying the lockdown order.
But the police are warning they will crack the whip on persons who disobey the President’s directive.
“From tomorrow [Monday] going, we are going to be tough on them,” DCOP Peprah said.
He added: “Stay at home and protect yourself. We don’t want people to be loitering. Trotros busing people to Accra Central; we are not going to allow that.”