Public warned against beach gatherings

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The Ghana Police Service has served notice to the general public that anyone who would be found in any beach whilst the restriction of movements is in force would be arrested.

“In accordance with the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) and consequential orders, the public is to note that gathering at any beach in Ghana amounts to an offence,” the police said in a statement.

Only those exempted are the security service personnel or essential service providers whose presence at the beaches may be necessary to provide security or for public safety.

It warned that “all other persons found at any beach from now onward and within the period of imposition on public gathering or movement will be arrested”.

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President Akufo-Addo on Sunday signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65.

“The restrictions imposed on public gatherings, under EI 64, have been extended for a further period of two (2) weeks, with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020,” the Office of the President said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the police administration is asking the general public to cooperate with the police and other security services to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.