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The circumstances under which a state of emergency may be declared under this Act include a natural disaster and any situation in which any action is taken or is immediately threatened to be taken by any person or body of persons which-

(a) is calculated or likely to deprive the community of the essentials of life; or

(b) renders necessary the taking of measures which are required for securing the public safety, the defence of Ghana and the maintenance of public order and of supplies and services essential to the life of the community.