Ghana has reportedly about 10,000 of its police officers to test for coronavirus.
Local media reports in the national capital, Accra, says the country’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, served the order.
The officers are said to be those who took part in enforcing the restriction on movement in some parts of the country.
Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, had imposed a three weeks lockdown in four major cities -Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi.
The lockdown was part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, is reported to have explained to a local radio station in Accra that the rationale of the large scale testing is to identify police officers who came in contact with infected persons while enforcing the lockdown directive.