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Regional News of Thursday, 26 March 2020

Source: GNA

Bibiani Health Directorate sensitises market women on coronavirus


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The Public Health Emergency Committee under the Bibiani Municipal Health Directorate in conjunction with the Municipal Assembly have carried out public education on COVID-19 at markets.

The team, made up of personnel from Health Institutions, NCCE, Environmental Health and Assembly Staff, moved through the market with information vans to educate people who turned at the market.

The move, which was aimed at curbing the spread of the disease in the Municipality and the nation at large, also saw the team placing Veronica Buckets with soap, hand sanitizers and tissues at vantage locations in the market and areas around the central business district of the Municipality.

Mr Samuel Ansah, Public Health Officer of the Municipal Health Directorate and Madam Martha Nneka Oparah, the NCCE Director and other members of the team, advised the traders to adhere to personal hygienic practices of regular handwashing, use of hand sanitizers and maintaining clean environment at all times, in order to save them and their communities from contracting the deadly disease.

A cross-section of the traders interviewed by the GNA, appreciated the efforts of the team, but bemoaned the low turnout of buyers, due to the COVID-19 scare.

Mrs. Deborah Mensah and Uncle Ebo, dealers in Plastic wares and mobile phone accessories respectively, and Araba Saah Awuah, an iced water seller, all expressed similar sentiments, and prayed for divine intervention to save the situation.



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