Lockdown: 2,000 security personnel to be deployed in enforcing lockdown

Ghana’s Joint Security Task Force says it will be deploying some 2,000 men and women from the army, police and other security personnel to parts of the country where a lockdown directive has been issued by the President.

This comes as parts of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus outbreak as the country’s confirmed case count as at Sunday, March 29 has reached 152, with a death toll of 5.

Ghana will for the next two weeks go into a partial lockdown as part of measures to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Meanwhile, DCOP Dr. Sayibu Gariba, Director of National Operations at the Ghana Police Service speaking at a press briefing on Sunday indicated that the service was poised to ensure compliance of the lockdown orders by the state and would need maximum cooperation from the citizenry.

DCOP Gariba adds that the police service does not intend to terrorize the citizenry during the period of the lockdown adding that, the mission is not a combat operation but rather a humanitarian one.