Story by: Prosper Kwaku Selassy
The Metro Public Health Director at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Ms Florence Kuukyi, has advised Ghanaians to continue observing the Covid safety protocols to stay safe ahead of the Christmas festivities.
According to her, deaths associated with covid was not dignifying and, therefore, urged the general public to strictly observe the protocols to the latter.
She made this call on the sidelines of the market disinfection exercise on Sunday, [November 15, 2020] in Accra to climax the mass market disinfection exercise in the Greater Accra Region.
Though the mass market disinfection may have ended, she indicated that her outfit will continue with periodic disinfections in public spaces in the national capital.
“Though the mass disinfection may have come to an end, there will be periodic mop-ups in the market places, lorry parks, toilet facilities amongst others, aimed at safeguarding the health of the citizenry ahead of the yuletide, she revealed.
She further indicated that, the third phase of market disinfection targeted germs and viruses in the atmosphere to ensure that people who live the comfort of their homes to visit public places are safe.
“Covid-19 is real. It is still around, therefore, the public must obey the protocols and guidelines put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) so that we can all stay safe in the country,” she stressed.
“If you lose guard on covid, that is where it will catch you,” Ms Kuukyi warns.
The exercise begun at the Makola market and its environs and then proceeded to the Abgobgloshie market and Tema Station.
It would be recalled that in March this year when Ghana recorded its first cases of Covid-19, the government imposed a three-week partial lockdown on Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and parts of the Central Region.
That was immediately followed by a nationwide disinfection exercise against the virus in markets, lorry stations and public toilets by the MLGRD in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL).
Following the success chalked after the first phase, the government again rolled out a second round of disinfection in an effort to sustain the gains made in the county’s quest to defeat the virus.