In the latest news, all markets in the Ashanti Region will be closed down from public use on Friday, March 27, 2020, to give way for a disinfection exercise to be carried out by the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
The exercise which will be conducted in all the 43 Assemblies in the Region is to help keep the markets in a very hygienic condition to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, who announced the exercise in a statement released on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, said the lockdown of the various markets in the Region is to prevent all impediments during the disinfection exercise.
Hon. Minister urged all traders in the market to co-operate and acquiesce with the ban on activities in the markets in the region.
“I wish to assure the general public the chemicals used for the spraying exercise are not harmful and there is, therefore, no cause for fear of negative effects”, he noted.
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Same exercise was carried out in Accra by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) on the 23rd of March 2020.