COVID-19: Ghana fumigates market

COVID-19: Ghana fumigates market

- Some markets in the Greater Accra Region were closed on Monday, March 23, 2020

- This was to allow for the markets to be fumigated in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

- These are photos from the Madina market

Ghana's minister of local government and rural development, Hajia Alima Mahama, earlier confirmed that some markets in the Greater Accra Region would be closed from Monday, March 23, 2020.

This action, according to her, was to allow for fumigation in fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In the Greater Accra Region, the markets have been categorised into six zones from Accra to Ada, the end of the region. visited the Madina markets and it was a shadow of its normal self when personnel arrived to fumigate the place.

A section of the sprayers taking instructions.

The devices that were used in spraying the market.

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Sections of the Madina market looking very empty.

Gallons of chemicals used for the fumigation.

The market looking virtually empty.

Meanwhile, had reported that Nigerians have reacted to the news that President Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus.

Some Nigerians in their reactions said the pandemic will show leaders in Nigeria the essence of having a functioning health system in the country.

According to them, leaders cannot even embark on health tourism at this point in time.

In his reaction, a social commentator, Dayo Williams accused the presidency of not coming out to debunk the story. He said he expected the seat of power to have issued a press statement regarding the issue.

Till this moment, the presidency has neither confirmed nor debunked the story that Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus.

"By now, I expect those in Aso Rock to have issued a press statement regarding the issue.

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"The Federal Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, is keeping a sealed lip on the issue. So with the NCDC."

In his reaction, Akadri Layiwola said the fact that Kyayi has been diagnosed with the dreaded virus is a great warning to Nigerian leaders.

"This is a great warning to our leaders, who always think they are alpha and Omega," he wrote on Facebook.

On his part, Wale Adetona urged people in Aso Rock to as a matter of urgency isolate themselves.

"It’s now confirmed that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Covid-19. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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