(CMR) Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man was reportedly arrested in Ghana a few days ago for breaching the country's COVID-19 protocols and providing a fraudulent negative COVID-19 test.
This is the second time this year that the artist is getting in trouble for breaching COVID-19 protocols after being charged for breaching COVID-19 protocols in Jamaica earlier this year.
Reports in the Ghanaian media are the deejay, whose given name is Moses Davis, tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Ghana last week and was placed in quarantine.
However, Beenie Man allegedly flouted those measures and conducted several interviews and performed at the Stonebwoy’s BHIM concert.
According to Ghana's Citi News, Beenie Man tested positive for the virus upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport last week. Health officials sent him into mandatory quarantine at the AH Hotel in East Legon.
Citi News also said checks made revealed that the artist was nabbed by officials from the Ghana Immigration Service at the airport when he returned for his passport after the concert.
“According to the Ghana Immigration Service, he has currently been released to the Ghana Health Service officials and his lawyers… He is alleged to have produced a fake clearance certificate from the Ghana Health Service, which has become a subject of investigations by Ghanaian security officials,” Citi News noted.
Under Ghana’s COVID-19 prevention protocols, visitors are allowed into the country via its capital Accra, but only if fully vaccinated and must also present a negative PCR test. Those who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival, whether or not they are asymptomatic, will be immediately be transferred to the hospital for further assessment. Following this, they will be ordered to undergo mandatory quarantine and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation center for seven days at their own expense.
Those who test negative for COVID-19 will be allowed entry into the country with no quarantine requirement but will be instructed to continue to observe COVID safety precautions following arrival.