- One of the people responsible for the fumigation exercise at the Amasaman market collapsed while discharging his duties
- It is currently unclear what caused him to collapse while going through the fumigation exercise
- Information available to YEN.com.gh indicates that he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital
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Reports making runs indicate that one of the guys who were tasked with fumigation exercise at Amasaman collapsed while carrying out the spraying.
The man whose name is not immediately known was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
In a photo sighted by YEN.com.gh the said man was seen on a hospital bed in his working gear with his boots and face mask next to him.
Other checks also confirm that the man has been treated and discharged to go home to his family.
The fumigation is in line with the government’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus that has grappled the nation.
According to the Ministry, 1,300 sprayers were deployed to do the exercise and 10 will be assigned to each market.
The Ministry in a statement said: “In pursuant to the directives, a number of activities have been initiated including the disinfection of markets, public education initiation of market women on the COVID-19. In view of this, the general public is hereby informed of the disinfection of 137 markets in the Greater Accra Region on Monday 23rd March 2020”.
They, however, stated that all affected markets will reopen for business on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana's COVID-19 cases had jumped to 27.
Per a report gathered by YEN.com.gh, out of the 27 cases, two deaths have been confirmed.
This was confirmed via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.
Per details gathered by YEN.com.gh, as of Monday, March 23, 2020, a total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
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