As part of strengthening the measures to prevent escalation of COVID-19 cases, markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020 for a fumigation exercise.
According to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, this is necessary to rid the nationâ€™s capital of any looming infestations.
She said a decision has already been arrived at by all stakeholders [market women] involved.
Ahead of the fumigation exercise, the Minister visited the various markets, assuring all and sundry that one hundred â€˜Veronicaâ€™ buckets and other essential hygiene material to enable market women adhere to the precautionary measures announced by the government.
â€œThey have all agreed on Monday and I was happy. They all see that there is expediency in the matter and we have to do it quickâ€¦ in the Greater Accra Region, markets will be closed on Monday,â€ she told the media.
She advised children to stay away from the market areas during the period of fumigation.