Food vendors, traders and commercial drivers directed to wear face masks at all times

The Health Ministry has directed food vendors, market traders and commercial bus drivers to wear face masks at all times.

Commuters on public transport, persons in commercial centres, facilities and buildings but “not limited to offices, bars, workshops, restaurants, sports arenas, spas, salons, shopping malls, churches, clinics, hospitals and all facilities accessible to the public whether private or public” are also to wear face masks at all times.

The directives were contained in a statement signed by the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and copied to JoyNews.

President Akufo-Addo has announced compulsory wearing of face masks from April 20, 2020, as the government intensifies the fight against deadly novel coronavirus.

The President in his seventh address to the nation encouraged the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

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