Northern Regional Minister Salifu Sa-eed has banned prostitution in Tamale with immediate effect.
This comes after a Guinean national who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus escaped from the quarantine facility where she and nine others were being kept.
A statement issued and signed by the Minister who is also Chairman of the Regional Security Council, cautioned that anyone who is caught in the act will be dealt with.
“Those involved in the practice and its related activities within the region are therefore advised to seize any engagement in those acts, forthwith. Those who defy this directive will be dealt with strictly in accordance with the Laws of the Republic,” the statement reads.
It further urged all residents to be vigilant and report such activities to the appropriate authorities for action to be taken.
The patient who escaped is reported to be a woman in her early 20s. She scaled over a wall at the facility on Monday leaving behind her belongings.
The regional minister described the development as ‘a very disturbing situation’.
He told the media that “since Monday up till Tuesday morning, I have not slept, with my security people. I directed that they should use all their networks to be able to track the person down and get her.”
Ghana’s case count for the novel coronavirus pandemic currently stands at 195.
Read the statement below