23 March 2020 – Law passed for establishing emergency communications system for contact tracing

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Media/Arts/Culture
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: E.I. 63:Establishment of Emergency Communications System Instrument, 2020 which was passed on 23rd March 2020. This law allows for the establishment of emergency communications system to trace all contacts of persons suspected of or actually affected by a public health emergency and identify places visited by persons whether suspected of or actually affected by a public health emergency.
Full details here: https://ghanalawhub.com/overview-of-the-establishment-of-emergency-communications-systems-instrument-2020/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Ghana Health Service covid19 contact tracing team were having challenges with finding the locations of people exposed to covid 19. This instrument offered the legal backing for records of individuals with telecommunication companies and other agencies to be used for tracing.