Police arrest Pastor in Kumasi for breaching Prez’s Coronavirus directive

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A Pastor in charge of Open Arms Ministry in Kumasi has been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police for flouting the President’s directive on Coronavirus.

The Pastor was said to have organised a prayer meeting with some members of his congregation.

This flouts the directive of the President on public gathering.

Members were said to be in their hundreds during the church service at North Suntreso in Kumasi.

The President on Sunday banned all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in a national address on Sunday [March 15, 2020] said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.

“I have decided in the interest of public safety and the protection of our population to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows: Firstly, all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks,” the President said.

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