The Chief Justice has designated 28 courts to deal with cases of violations that may arise from the partial lockdown directives.

Kwesi Anin Yeboah has among others directed some courts in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi area to focus mainly on “breaches arising from the restriction orders and other criminal matters.”

In a press release Monday, he also ordered registrars to adjourn all cases listed during the period of the partial lockdown to dates in May and June 2020.

“The Supreme Court and Court of Appeal will be available to handle urgent cases as may be determined by the Chief Justice during this period,” the release said.

It also highlighted a certain category of support staff will be required to continue working to augment the efforts of these designated courts.

These include Registrars, cashiers, court clerks, interpreters, recorders and bailiffs. All other staff according to the Chief Justice are to apply for their leave during the period.

His statement follows the deployment of security personnel to vantage points across the country to see to the adherence of the lockdown protocols announced by the President in parts of Accra, Tema and Kumasi.

The two-week period which kicks in today is geared towards curbing the spread of coronavirus and will see the restriction of movement by people who offer non-essential services.

Read the full statement below.



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