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Regional News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Source: GNA

Madina markets fumigated

The market was fumigated with chlorine as part measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 The market was fumigated with chlorine as part measures to curb the spread of COVID-19

Markets within the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly were fumigated as part of the nationwide disinfection exercise being conducted by local government authorities.

Mr Joseph Quacoe, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said fumigating such areas is important as they easily become habitats for mosquitoes, rats, snakes and other disease vectors.

He said the incidence of the novel coronavirus in the country also necessitated the disinfection exercise which was conducted on Monday morning and markets disinfected include the Madina VRA lorry station, the Madina Central Market, the New Road Market, the Madina Redco Market and stores around the Madina Zongo Junction.

Mr Quacoe said the chemicals for the exercise were supplied by the Ministry of Local Government and the entire effort was supported by the Madina Police Command, the Ghana Armed Forces, Zoomlion Sprayers, the National Ambulance Service and the sanitation staff of the LaNkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly.

He said six traders who refused to comply with the directive not to open their stores were arrested by the police.

He said the entire effort was superintended by Madam Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, Deputy Regional Minister; she was assisted by Madam Jennifer Dede, the MCE for LaNkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly; and Mr Archibold Cobbena, the NADMO Regional Director.

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