1,300 sprayers assigned to disinfect 137 markets in Accra today

1,300 sprayers assigned to disinfect 137 markets in Accra today

- 137 markets in the Greater Accra Region would today, Monday, March 23 be disinfected as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana

- About 1,300 sprayers would be tasked to do this with 10 sprayers assigned to each market

- Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Hypochloride would be used for the disinfection exercise

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One hundred and thirty-seven markets (137) in the Greater Accra Region would today, Monday, March 23, 2020, be disinfected as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana.

According to a report by Citi News report, about 1,300 sprayers would be tasked to do this with 10 sprayers assigned to each market.

Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Hypochloride would be used for the disinfection exercise which has seen the markets closed down.

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The affected markets which fall under the 137 mentioned would be opened to the public on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

This exercise forms part of plans to disinfect public spaces in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, last Friday, said the decision to disinfect markets today was arrived at in consultation with the market women.

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The coronavirus cases on the continent have risen to over 1,100 in the last couple of days.

The Chinese billionaire promised to donate face masks, testing kits and protective clothing for the fight against the deadly virus in Africa.

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