The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Biakoye District in the Oti region, Comfort Atta, ordered the arrest of a young man on Sunday for defying the mandatory nose mask-wearing protocol amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The masks have proven to be very effective in containing the spread of the virus. Hence with strict adherence advocacy with a law making defiance punishable.
This took place when traditional leaders embarked on an awareness campaign, prior to the Coronavirus within surrounding communities in the Oti Region.
The young man reported to be in a red T-shirt, was passing by when the COVID-19 education tour was ongoing at Apisokubi.
The angry DCE immediately ordered his arrest, explaining that it was not a deliberate attempt to intimidate anybody but to ensure that safety protocols are being put in place.
Present and part of the awareness campaign were Nana Abena Safoa Awerewa II, Woraworaman hemaa, Nana Nyarko Asiedu, Ankobeahemaa of Tapa Breweniase, Nana Safo I, Bretuohemaa of Tapa traditional area and Nana Asensimaa (Apesokubihemaa).
Also part of the team was the K, Monsi Ventures, as their contribution towards the coronavirus fight, distributed hand sanitizers to the residents to fight the Covid-19.
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