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Covid-19: Severe punishment for disobeying lockdown in Ghana revealed

The president of the republic of Ghana in his address late yesterday imposed a partial lockdown on some cities in the country as part of measures to stem the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Municipalities within the Greater Accra region including the Awutu Senya Municipality and the Greater Kumasi area will all go on lockdown effective 1am on Monday.

By section 6 of the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), the minimum punishment for flouting the restrictions/lockdown announced by the President is as follows:

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Persons who disregard the lockdown/restrictions could face fines of between GHC6,000 to GHC12,000 and/or a prison term of between 4 to 10years.

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