Market shall be closed except on one condition - Minister for Local Government

Market shall be closed except on one condition - Minister for Local Government

- Ghana's minister for Local Government and Rural Development has warned that markets may soon be closed

- The minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, said the only condition for that not to happen would be for the traders to observe strict social distancing measures

- According to the minister, no stone would be left unturned in this fight against COVID-19

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The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama has warned of an imminent closure of markets except that traders comply with social distancing directives.

According to the minister, every measure is being taken to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus which has been spreading in Ghana since March 12, 2020.

Citinewsroom.com reports that the minister made the declaration to close markets in response to a growing attitude of the market traders to disregard the social distancing directives.

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The minister mentioned that a directive was initially issued to the traders on how to observe the social distancing protocols whilst they work in the market which they started observing well until now.

She mentions that if the decline in observing the directives continues, the markets will be shut for some time to send a strong message to the traders that the ministry is really serious about the protocols.

Many parts of Ghana have been on partial lockdown since March 30, 2020, to limit the spread of COVID-19 but activities related to the food chain such as food trading were exempted as they are considered 'essential services'.

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Hajia Alima Mahama was quick to add that the leaders of the traders have been very cooperative in the fight against COVID-19.

In other news, a video showing an amazing performance by popular Ghanaian celebrity musician Stonebwoy Burniton's when he was a teenager has shown his immense talent.

The rather powerful throwback video was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of TV3 Ghana as part of an attempt to keep people entertained in this lockdown period.

Parts of Ghana have been on partial lockdown since Monday, March 30, 2020.

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