Coronovirus: Greater Accra markets to be closed on Monday for fumigation - Local Gov't Ministry

Coronovirus: Greater Accra markets to be closed on Monday for fumigation - Local Gov't Ministry

- Some markets in the Greater Accra Region are to be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020

- This is to allow for the markets to be fumigated in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

- The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, confirmed this development

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The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, has confirmed that some markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed from Monday, March 23, 2020.

This action is to allow for fumigation in fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In the Greater Accra Region, the markets have been categorised into six zones from Accra to Ada, the end of the region.

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The minister revealed that the decision was arrived at in consultation with the market women.

This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.

They have all agreed on Monday and I was happy. They all see that there is expediency in the matter and we have to do it quick… in the Greater Accra Region, markets will be closed on Monday,” Hajia Alima reportedly said.

She further assured that all districts in the country will be given one hundred Veronica buckets and other hygiene essentials to ensure market women adhere to the precautionary measures announced by authorities.

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

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Find the list of markets here:

Zone 1 - venue is korle klottey Municipal Assembly circle Dubai

1.Malata

2.Tip- to lane

3.Odwana

4.Adabraka

Zone 2 - venue is A.M.A

1.Mokola

2.Okashie

3.Kantamanto

4.Tema station

5.Agbogbloshie

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Zone 3 - Glory land hotel

1.Kaneshie

2.Anyan market

3.Odorkor

Zone 4 - Social welfare new Municipal

1.Madina

2.Dome

3.Amasaman

4.Achimota

Zone 5 - T.M.A Municipal Assembly

1.Ashiaman

2.Tema comm 1

3.Tema comm 9

4.Kpone katamanso

5.Tema comm 2

Zone 6 - Sege municipal Assembly

1.Sege

2.Ningo prampram

3.Shai osudoku

4.Ada

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Meanwhile, Ghana's coronavirus case has risen to 16 overnight on Friday, March 20, 2020.

However, a statement from the Ministry of Health and earlier published by YEN.com.gh has it that eight of the affected persons have recovered.

YEN.com.gh is keenly monitoring the issues with the coronavirus outbreak and will update our cherished readers with new information as they come.

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