Management of the University of Education, Winneba, has directed all persons entering its campus to wear face masks.
The University has mandated its security services to enforce this order.
It says that this is in line with a directive from the Health Ministry, making the wearing of face masks compulsory in public.
This is part of the government’s effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Following the Honourable Minister of Health’s directive on the use of face masks in all public places, the University Management hereby directs that there shall be compulsory wearing of face masks by all staff.
Besides, all the University publics entering any campus/building shall be required to wear face masks. This is to avoid possible contamination, infection or transmission of the virus.
The Director of Security Services is mandated to enforce wearing of face masks at all entrances on all campuses in the University.
Earlier this week, the Ghana Health Service, on behalf of the Health Minister, issued a statement, ordering the compulsory wearing of face masks in the country.
Food vendors, commercial vehicle drivers, commuters on public transports, and all other facilities accessible to the public were subject to the directive.
They mentioned that the directive was necessary following the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
“Pursuant to section 169 of the Public Health Act, 2013 (Act 851), the Minister responsible for Health by an Executive Instrument (E.I.61) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. Section 170 (1) provides that the Minister of Health may order an individual to take a preventive measure in respect of public health matters,” it said.