COVID-19: Angry Moree Youth clash with Police over Isolation centre

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Some angry youth in Moree, a fishing town in the Central Region clashed with the Police over the siting of an isolation centre in the community.

The angry youth mounted road blocks and burnt used tyres as they stormed the streets of the town to prevent the Police from assessing the Moree Secondary School which had been turned into an isolation centre.

Reports indicate that the facility had already been used to quarantine some 19 fishermen who arrived in the community from Ivory Coast.

However, the youth managed to block the road and prevent the Regional COVID-19 Response Team from accessing the facility on Monday.

The team which was led by Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan had attempted to transport some people identified through contact tracing to the facility.

The Police had to fire rubber bullets to dismantle the blocks.

A former Assemblyman for Old Court Electoral Area, Isaac Nketsia told the media that the youth will not allow any vehicle to access the isolation centre.

He further warned that they will set any vehicle transporting suspected COVID-19 patients ablaze.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI

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