Six Nigerians are to pay a fine of GH¢86,400 each,for attending a birthday party on Saturday in the capital, Accra or face a five year jail term

A circuit court in Accra presided over by Efia Owusuaa Appiah said her judgement is to deter others from doing same

Gatherings were banned under a three-week lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus , which has now been partially lifted.

At least 50 people are said to have been at the birthday party in the Accra suburb of Teshie.

But the police say they only managed to arrest six people while the rest are still at large

Ghana has lifted restrictions on movement imposed in parts of the country, but the ban on public gatherings and school openings is still in force.

The country’s borders remain shut for two more weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Ghana has recorded 1,042 confirmed Covid-19 cases and nine deaths.