Ghana shuts MTN office for flouting social distancing rule
London, May 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana government has shut down the MTN office at Dansoman Zodiac for failing to adhere to precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), especially the social distancing rule.
The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who gave the order was passing through the area when she observed that the MTN office in the ares did not put measures in place to ensure social distancing among its customers
Infuriated by their disrespect to the social distancing rule, the minister asked that the office be closed down with immediate effect.
In a Facebook post by the Minister, she stated that the office will not be allowed to operate till they have better arrangements in place.
“This is the scene at the MTN office at Dansoman Zodiac right now. Absolutely no respect for social distancing. They have been shut down and will not be allowed to operate till they have better arrangements in place. Reputable corporate organizations like this should not be flouting the law and creating conditions for the virus to spread,” she wrote.
In a second post, the Minister cautioned other communications sector to take note of her action and comply or face similar actions.
“Social distancing wahala for MTN… I just happened to be passing by enroute to my office in the constituency and came upon the crowd outside their zodiac office. Shut them down. Other communications sector companies better take note and comply or else!! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!!
COVID-19 cases in Ghana have seen a staggering jump from 2,169 to 2,719 within two days.
This means 550 more cases have been recorded since Saturday when the last update was made.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the Greater Accra region still leads with over 2000 cases.
Below is the regional breakdown
Greater Accra Region – 2,332, Ashanti Region – 124, Eastern Region – 94, Central Region – 38, Volta Region – 30, Oti Region – 23, Western Region – 21, Upper West Region – 19, Upper East Region – 19, Northern Region – 13.
Meanwhile, the Korle Bu Covid-19 treatment centre has successfully treated and discharged all seven patients who were on admission there.