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Okada riders defy social gathering ban to bury dead colleague

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Okada riders defy social gathering ban to bury dead colleague

Commercial Motorbike riders popularly known as Okada riders in Pokrom, a farming Community in Akuapem South District on Monday Morning flouted the public gathering restriction order by trooping to bury a deceased colleague.

The Okada riders numbering over 35 were seen ridding roughly in the community and in procession heading to the cemetery for the burial without observing social distancing principles.

The deceased Okada rider reportedly died in a fatal accident.

Amaadi Daniel Ahwireng Assembly Member for the area said the Unit Committee members in the community have been trying to restrict the riders but to no avail.

Eastern Region has recorded 30 new Confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of May 2, 2020.

Fanteakwa North, Denkyembour, Akuapem North, Lower Manya Krobo, Nsawam, and Asuogyaman Districts have known districts that have recorded cases of Covid-19 in the region.

The latest update by GHS indicates a surge in the Covid-19 cases in Ghana has risen to 2169 with 18 deaths and 225 recoveries.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, President of Ghana Akufo Addo has imposed restrictions on public gathering. Private burials are however allowed with people numbering not less than 25.

SOURCEGhanaWeb
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