COVID-19: Cape Coast Metropolis begins ‘No Face Mask, No Entry’ policy

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) in the Central Region says it will begin a compulsory wearing of face masks, effective Monday, April 27, 2020.

In a memo, the Assembly said these are attempts to ensure compliance with the directives of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s appeal on the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

Employees, visitors, customers, traders, passengers, drivers and market women have been asked to abide by these directives.

“All public and private institutions are to ensure the wearing of face masks by all staff and visitors. Commercial drivers are to ensure that passengers wear face masks before they board vehicles. Market women, traders are to ensure that passengers wear face masks before they board vehicles”, portions of the statement read.

President Akufo-Addo in a televised national broadcast advised Ghanaians to wear face masks as a measure to prevent contracting COVID-19.

“I want to encourage you to wear a mask wherever you go, as it will help you not to contract the virus, and keep it clean… If you own a business or are providing a service, i.e. a barber, a hairdresser, a tailor, a taxi driver, a trotro driver and his ‘mate’, a shop keeper, a food seller, please do well to use a mask,” the president advised.