The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has directed all non-unionized drivers(Waawaa) to join existing unions of their choice or risk being sanctioned by authorities.

A Press release by the KMA said such operators will have a month period of moratorium to comply with the directive.

“Drivers who fail to comply and be regulated will have themselves to be blamed” the statement said.

This is part of measures instituted by the Public Health Emergency Committee of KMA in collaboration with the 24 unions in Kumasi to curb the spread of covid-19 in the metropolis.

Ghana has recorded 64 more cases of the covid-19 pandemic on Thursday bringing the number to 132.

Out of the latest update of 132 cases, 78 are from persons in mandatory quarantine. These persons were not allowed into the general population. Treatment has commenced for them.

According to the GHS, the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.

The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.