Covid-19: Markets in Ghana’s capital to be shutdown Monday

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Kaneshie Market
Kaneshie Market

Officials have announced markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020 for a disinfection exercise as part of measures to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Ghana recorded five more of the deadly COVID-19 disease bringing the total number to 16.

All five were reported from Greater Accra Region, according to the Ghana Health Service.

Ahead of the fumigation, the Minister of Local Government Hajia Alima Mahama engaged in an outreach to the market areas and assured that all districts in the country will be given 100 Veronica buckets and other hygiene essentials to ensure market women adhere to the precautionary measures announced by authorities.

She also warned that children were to stay away from trading activities in the market during the period.

“Our children have been sent home. They are not supposed to go trading in the market so we will communicate that to the market women. We don’t want to go to the market and see children who should be at home trading.”

Hajia Alima said she was satisfied with the cooperation from market women and stressed that her outfit “will be careful in emphasising on the social distances.”

Below is a statement from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly on markets disinfection:

Source: Daily Mail GH

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