Washing hands with soap & water reportedly going for 50 pesewas in Kumasi

Washing hands with soap & water reportedly going for 50 pesewas in Kumasi

- Hand-washing services are reportedly been sold in Kumasi for half a cedi

- In a photo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the vendors were seen lined up on a stretch of the road selling the service of washing hands with soap & water

- As some are using the outbreak of COVID-19 as a means to make money, several others including John Dumelo and Jack Ma are donating freely to support

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Women in Kumasi, one of the biggest cities in Ghana, have reportedly taken to providing handwashing services to locals for 50 pesewas in the fight against COVID-19.

A gentleman identified on Twitter as Qwedjo took to social media with a photo of the supposed service providers lined up on a stretch of the road, looking to make some cash out of the global pandemic.

It is rather interesting how people could decide on using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to make money rather than help others freely.

READ ALSO: 3 new cases of COVID-19 hit Ghana; total active cases now 23 with 575 contacts traced

Prices of sanitizers that are advised as basic tools that can be used in the war against COVID-19 were hiked on the Ghanaian market as demand for them increased when the pandemic was confirmed in the country.

The hike in prices was so grim that top personalities could not hold back their words.

It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh earlier reported that most businesses had outrageously increased the prices of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and this forced TV personality Nana Aba Anamoah and rapper Criss Waddle to come out and speak against the cruel attitude.

READ ALSO: Akufo-Addo holds COVID-19 'gathering' with 27 other people in one room (Photo)

As some have chosen to use the global pandemic as a source of income, others are giving charitably in the fight against COVID-19.

Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, has donated medical supplies to Ghana and all other African countries. The donation is to help Africa prepare adequately for a potential surge in the cases of Coronavirus. The medical supplies include test kits, masks, and protective suits.

Popular Ghanaian actor John Dumelo who is standing as a parliamentary candidate at the Ayawaso West Constituency has also donated to all police stations at his constituency to fight COVID-19.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: King Promise in self-isolation after returning from the UK

In a related development, a 35-year-old Ghanaian who tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated under isolation conditions has spoken about his experience

According to the gentleman, he did not experience any symptoms but chose to get tested since he had returned from France recently.

It is indicated that the 35-year-old spent 14 days in France on an official assignment after which he returned to the country.

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