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General News of Sunday, 19 April 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Coronavirus: Taxi driver invents automated hand washing machine for his car


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As people adapt to life under quarantine and preventative measures, a cab driver in Ghana has taken some precautions to protect himself and passengers.

The driver has set-up hand-washer on his vehicle to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

A video, posted on Facebook by Maam Yaa, shows an automatic hand-wash unit placed on the taxi and a passenger is seen making use of the invention.

The innovation has received applause and has equally garnered larger viewership on Facebook.

Ghana has recorded over 800 cases of COVID-19 which has killed 9 people with over 80 recoveries.

The regular washing of hands with soap under running water as well as applying hand sanitizers are key steps recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

They also urge people to maintain a social distance, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as well as covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.

The country has shut down its borders as well as lockdown some cities with high cases.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has also issued a directive urging people to avoid shaking hands or hugging.

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