The Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi, Hon. Elijah Adansi Bonah has instructed all institutions, both public and privately owned, to ensure the ‘No Mask No Entry Policy’ in Obuasi.
In a press statement released on Wednesday, the Obuasi Boss stated that it is now “mandatory and compulsory for each and every one to wear nose mask before moving out” of their houses.
Obuasi is not the only city to implement the measure, Accra was the first to implement the action after a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Obuasi currently has 46 active cases of coronavirus with one dead and one recovered.
In the Press Statement, the decision was taken at a joint meeting between the management of Obuasi East and Municipal Assemblies in collaboration with
other stakeholders including traditional authorities, security taskforce, Ghana Health services, AGA Health Foundation, and Assembly Members of the two Assemblies to fight the spread of COVID -19 (Coronavirus) in Obuasi.
As part of the measures to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases in Obuasi, all stores, sheds, stalls, shops, including butchers are to be closed with effect from Friday, May 8, 2020, until further notice. This is to enable management execute a well-planned shift system. The Assembly would supply market operators and traders with identification cards to determine their turn on the shift system.