The Effutu Municipal Divisional Police Command has arrested more than 30 persons for deliberately flouting the Covid-19 pandemic safety protocols, especially the wearing of nose masks.

They were arrested along the streets of Winneba Township and around the main market to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Chief Superintendent, Effutu Divisional Commander, Samuel A. Okanta, speaking to the Ghana News Agency, said the operation was to enforce the President’s directive on Covid-19.

The offenders were later granted Police enquiry bail.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has advised the public to strictly observe the protocols to protect themselves from contracting covid 19.

“Each and every one of us is needed alive to contribute his or her quota towards the total development of the country and we should be law-abiding”, he said.

Chief Supt Okanta said the police will continue to enforce the directives since the virus was no respecter of persons.

He warned that people who violate the protocols will be arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.