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General News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Source: Class FM

Market fumigation: We’re satisfied with exercise – Alima Mahama


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The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has expressed satisfaction with the fumigation exercise that took place in some 137 markets in the Greater Accra Region on Monday, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

“We are grateful to the traders”, sector minister Hajia Alima Mahama said at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, adding: “We are satisfied with the exercise”.

She noted that the military will today, Tuesday, help to clean the markets, as some of them were dirty.

The minister advised the traders to keep the markets clean.

She said the World Health Organisation-recommended chlorine solution was used for the exercise and, thus, safe for the traders to resume their trading activities.

The fumigation will be replicated across the rest of the country beginning from the Ashanti Region on Thursday.

Ghana has so far recorded 52 cases of COVID-19 with two deaths.

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