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Coronavirus: Ghana Places Ban On Prostitution

Coronavirus: Ghana Places Ban On Prostitution

Authorities in Ghana have placed a ‘temporary’ ban on prostitution in a bid to help halt the spread of coronavirus.

The Regional Security Council in the West African nation’s Northern Region, issued a directive on March 31, banning prostitution.

It came as the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale recorded some 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

In a statement issued the Regional Security Council, signed by the Council’s Chairman, Salifu-Saeed, persons involved in prostitution in the region are to seized.

Refusal to comply with the directive is expected to attract punitive action as indicated by the statement.

Prostitution is illegal in Ghana.

The confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana as at April 1, this year were 195.

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