The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly would on Monday 6 April, close down all the major markets in the Metropolis to enable it carry out massive disinfection exercise.
The exercise forms part of government’s programme to disinfect all markets and other public areas across the country following the recorded cases of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The disinfection exercise would jointly be done by Zoomlion Ghana limited with a workforce of one hundred and twenty-five sprayers.
The markets that would be closed to business activities for the exercise to take off are; the Takoradi Market Circle, Sekondi, Kojokrom and other community markets.
In a statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency, Mr. John Laste the Assembly’s Public Relations Officer said the Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market would be closed to the public on Sunday, 5 April, 2020 at 12 noon to enable the Ghana National Fire Service to flush the drains in preparation for the disinfection exercise.
The exercise is expected to cover all the markets and other public areas such as transport terminals, events ground and drains among others.
The spraying, the release said would commence simultaneously in all the markets at about 0600 hours and expected to end by midday.
However, all the markets would be opened to the public on Tuesday 7 April, 2020.
The statement advised foodstuff dealers to therefore relocate their stuff to a safer place or properly cover them with hard rubber materials to avoid contaminations.
It also called for the maximum support of the traders in the various markets and the public to ensure a smooth exercise.