Ghana disinfects 1,000 markets to stop spread of coronavirus
London, March 23, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Ghana is carrying out a major disinfection exercise across the country as it steps up its fight against the spread of coronavirus.
The country has recorded at least 24 cases so far with one death involving a Lebanese national.
Covid-19: About 1300 sprayers disinfecting about 137 markets in Accra today. Veronica buckets and soap in markets afterwards. One of the many efforts to keep Ghana safe. Thanks to the market women and city officials for their collaboration. #SpreadCalmNotFear— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) March 23, 2020
On Monday major markets across the country were shut down for the disinfection exercise being coordinated by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Traders would however be allowed to re-open their shops for business on Tuesday, March 24.
Officials of the ministry said the exercise should improve the hygienic conditions in the markets.
Ghana has so far closed its borders and banned public gatherings as well as closed schools to stop the spread of the virus.
There are indications tougher measures would be taken in the coming day as the spread of the virus continues.