A birthday celebrant and one of the hosts of a birthday party have been arrested and are being investigated by the Kwabenya Police for violating the ban on social gatherings and public events.
The two, who were reported to have in their possession an unauthorised weapon were arrested at West Legon.
The Commanding Officer for the Accra Regional Joint COVID-19 Operating Centre, Chief Superintendent Raymond Adofiam, who confirmed the arrest stated that the police disrupted the party after a tip-off.
He further disclosed there were 15 other persons present at the party.
“Upon a follow-up, we chanced on this particular one and it happened to be true so they were arrested. They are currently being investigated by the Kwabenya Police,” he said.
As of 11 April 2020, 23:00 Hrs, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died.
Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West