The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has called for the arrest and prosecution of persons who flout coronavirus safety protocols in Ghana.
A statement signed by its National President, Anthony Forson Jnr, and National Secretary, Yaw Acheampong Boafo, GBA said there must be due prosecution and conviction regime in place to help curb the situation.
GBA in the statement, expressed disquiet over the rising cases of coronavirus in Ghana with particular concern about the incidents of confirmed cases in institutions and businesses in general that have resulted in the shutting down of some workplaces.
As a result, the Bar has called on all citizens and residents of Ghana to comply with all laws that have been made as a safeguard to combat the covid-19 pandemic and to guarantee public safety and protection.
It urged the media and all other recognized professional bodies and associations to be ambassadors in a sustained effort to compliment all efforts made so far to ensure public health, safety and protection.
Meanwhile, Dr Badu Sarkodie, Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, has confirmed that Ghanas cases have increased to over 25,000.
He said 264 new cases were recorded to push the national infections tally to the above-mentioned figure.
He stated that the new cases were recorded through routine surveillance and enhanced contact tracing.
Through enhanced contact tracing, he said 15,147 cases were recorded while 10,105 cases were recorded through routine surveillance.
According to him, a total of 334,101 tests have been conducted.
He disclosed that there were about 21,397 recoveries; about 139 deaths and active cases of about 3,716.
He noted that about 25 cases are severe conditions, eight critical cases with four on ventilators.