Tamale Hospital staff arrested for organising naming ceremony for baby

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A staff at the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana has been arrested for flouting the public gatherings ban to outdoor his one week old baby.

Muniru Mohammed Saani, a 30-year-old male nurse, was picked up on Wednesday at his Kukuo home at about 11am, while organizing the event which brought together family members and relatives.

He has been charged for failing to comply with restrictions imposed on public gatherings.

The suspect who had been cautioned, was arraigned before the Tamale Circuit Court where he was released on bail.

He will reappear before the court on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Many residents in Tamale have been pondering over the issue and have questioned why a frontline health worker may be exposing unsuspecting victims to Covid-19.

The Northern Region has currently recorded 16 cases of the virus with one death.

The  government had announced restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease including border closures and ban on social gatherings.

Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong had said at a press briefing earlier that the police will continue to enforce the law without fear or favour.

He also admonished residents to adhere to safety measures outlined by health authorities to curb the spread of the virus. 

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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