Police have warned that the ongoing operation to enforce the imposition of restrictions on the movement of people will get tough from Monday, April 13, 2020.
Director-General of Tactical Operations at the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Boadu Peprah, said Sunday that after three weeks of the lockdown, the police expect the public to adhere to the restrictions on movements and mass gatherings in Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and other parts of the country with ease.
“From tomorrow [Monday] going, we are going to be tough on them,” he said.
The Operation COVID Safety came into force on March 30 to enforce a lockdown directive by the President as part of measures to hold the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.
The task force is made up of a combined team of the police, the Armed Forces and other security agencies.
Speaking in a short interview, DCOP Peprah said:
“Now we have entered the third week we expect everybody to stay at home. If they refuse to stay at home, now we are going to arrest people that we see loitering. We expect everybody to respect the Presidential order.
“Stay at home and protect yourself. We don’t want people to be loitering. Trotros busing people to Accra Central; we are not going to allow that.”