Despite the government’s announcement of a lockdown in some parts of the country, it seems some Ghanaians have set out to disregard the directive.
President Akufo-Addo announced a lockdown of the hot spots of the coronavirus in Ghana, to control the spread of the virus which has so far claimed five lives in the country and infected 152 people.
The lockdown affects parts of the Greater Accra, Kasoa in the Central Region and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The directive took effect at 1 a.m, on Monday, March 30, 2020. However, the directive did not affect a section of the public who were described as essential service providers.
These essential service providers included health professionals, media, bankers, members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary, fuel station workers, among others.
There had been many campaigns and education on the need to stay at home to allow the country to contain the spread of the virus. But some Ghanaians who do not provide any essential service have taken to the streets to go contrary to the lockdown directive.