Yilo Krobo: Police embark on mandatory face mask wearing exercise at Taxi ranks

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A team of police officers led by DSP Isaac Austin, Somanya District Police Commander on Tuesday April, 28, 2020 embarked on an exercise to ensure that commercial drivers in the district are wearing face mask.

The Police Officers during the exercise also ceased the opportunity to educate taxi drivers of the Somanya and Akutunya taxi stations on the importance of wearing face masks.

The exercise was aimed at ensuring compliance with the face mask directive as one of the measures towards fighting COVID-19 in the country as directed by President Akufo-Addo.

Speaking to the media after the exercise, the leader of the team, DSP Isaac Austin said as a law enforcement agency there was the need to ensure compliance with the directive by the President which is aimed at helping stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

Briefing the drivers, the District Commander charged the drivers to politely make sure the mask wearing protocols are been adhered to by both drivers and passengers to support the fight against the deadly coronavirus.

“Make sure you insist that passengers who board your cars comply with the face mask wearing against the coronavirus battle.

“Don’t think about money but think about your health first because if you have life, you have everything and hence can do everything,” he admonished.

He thereafter asked all to abide by the government directive adding that with that, we shall defeat the global pandemic.

COVID-19 cases in Ghana have shot up to 1,671 with 16 deaths and 188 recoveries as confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Samuel Sackey

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