Sekondi-Takoradi markets to close for mass disinfection

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One hundred and twenty-five sprayers will on Monday, April 6 embark on a disinfection exercise of the Takoradi Market Circle, Sekondi, Kojokrom and other community markets in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

The spraying exercise will commence simultaneously in all the markets at 6.00 am and is expected to end by midday the same day.

A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), John Laste, and copied to 3news.com said that before Monday’s exercise, the Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market will be closed to the public on Sunday, April 5, at 12 noon to enable Ghana Fire Service flush the drains in preparation for the disinfection exercise.

The exercise forms part of government’s programme to disinfect all markets and other public areas across the country following the recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The statement indicated that apart from the markets, other public areas such as transport terminals, events ground and drains will also be covered in the disinfection spraying exercise.

It advised traders especially dealers in food-related items in all the markets to remove their wares to safer locations or properly cover them with strong polythene or rubber materials to avoid contamination.

“The Assembly appeals to all traders in the various markets and the general public to cooperate and stay away from the areas to be sprayed during the exercise.”

The statement said all the markets will be opened to the public on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Source: 3news.com

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