Coronavirus: Soldiers lash Takoradi residents for not wearing nose masks

A resident of Takoradi in the Western Region is ruing the day he stepped out without wearing a mask.

In a viral video circulating on social media, two men dressed in military apparel are seen ordering a man out of a delivery van. They simultaneously gave him two strokes of cane before the video cut off. 

This comes at a time some members of the public are openly challenging the security services about the wearing of masks, as the government orders the wearing of masks in public places –offices, markets, public transport, among others.

But the Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly PRO, John Laste, denied reports of military harassment in the metropolis.

“So far I haven’t seen anything like that. There are some who say they have video evidence but when you ask them to provide them so we investigate, they don’t” Empire FM quoted him as saying.

President Akufo-Addo in his seventh address to the nation appealed to the public to wear nose masks, his appeal later became mandatory as the various assemblies enforce a “No mask, No entry” order.


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