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The Accra Central Motor Traffic and Transport Department recorded 87 cases in car accidents in a period of three weeks in the region during the partial lockdown.

These were contained in June, 2020 edition of Police Diary which focuses on Accra Region.

In his report, the MTTD Commander, Accra, ACP Martin Ayiih said the accidents were recorded in these areas: Tesano, Kpeshie, Odorkor, Madina, Airport, Kaneshie, and Adenta.

Among the number of cases recorded, there were five deaths, 42 injuries and eight pedestrian knockdowns, he disclosed.

In the first week of the COVID-19 lockdown, the unit recorded 11 cases of accidents with 10 injuries”.

However, it recorded zero case of vehicular knockdown and zero deaths.

In the second week, however, the region recorded 13 cases of commercial and 28 cases of private vehicle accidents, five vehicular knockdowns, 15 vehicular injuries and two deaths.

A three-week partial lockdown was imposed in Ghana on Monday March 30, 2020 under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) to combat the Coronavirus pandemic nationwide.

Restriction on movement of persons was imposed in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Awutu Senya East and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts.

The partial lockdown was lifted on Monday April 20 2020.

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