Coronavirus: Serious trotro mate wears gloves to collect money against spread of disease

Coronavirus: Serious trotro mate wears gloves to collect money against spread of disease

- A trotro mate has been captured in an image wearing protective gloves to transact business

- This comes after President Akufo-Addo outlined enhanced measures against the spread of coronavirus

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The world is not in ordinary times in the wake of coronavirus and this has pushed many Ghanaian trotro drivers and mates to take precautions to protect themselves.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated this clearly during his address to the nation on Sunday March 15, 2020, when he outlined enhanced measures against the further spread of the deadly disease.

As part of the measures, the president placed an immediate ban on all public gatherings including conferences, funerals, political rallies, religious gatherings and related activities as part of measures against the spread of the pandemic in the country.

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President Akufo-Addo, in his address, stated that the ban will be in full force for the next four weeks.

''These are not ordinary times,'' President Akufo-Addo said in his address to Ghanaians about the deadly pandemic after six cases were confirmed prior to his directives.

The president’s enhanced measures also apply to how people conduct themselves in commercial vehicles otherwise known as ‘trotro’.

A recent photo sighted by shows a serious trotro mate wearing gloves to transact business to avoid being infected by the disease.

The photo is fast gaining traction on social media. It is one of many that show how seriously Ghanaians are taking their personal hygiene in the face of all of this.

The conductor was pictured with an assortment of denominations either counting his fare or trying to find change for a passenger.

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Being the last of six girls, Angela’s paradigm, while growing up was largely shaped by not just her social setting, but also the absence of gender roles enabled by cultural expectations of what men and women are predetermined to do and eventually become.

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