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Coronavirus: Ashaiman, Mandela markets closed over issues of social distancing

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has quickly closed the Ashaiman Central and Mandela markets after the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) identified each markets as hotspots for the spread of COVID-19.

According to ASHMA, all attempts to regulate the every day population within the markets have proved futile.

“Additionally, attempts by the market executives to regulate the number of market women selling in the markets on daily basis have also failed,” ASHMA mentioned in a press release signed by the Municipal Chief Govt (MCE), Mr Albert B. Okyere.

The statement mentioned the excessive population within the markets put everybody at risk of contracting COVID-19.

To proceed serving the residents, seven satellite markets have been opened. They’re; Kofi Nimo park, Nii Amui park, Equador park, Starlite faculty park and Mesisokope park.

The rest are: Alhaji Kuntar park, Jericho school park and Nurumustafia park.

Comparable actions have been taken on the Kumasi central and Kasoa markets on the Ashanti and Central regions respectively.

Ghana has as at 12 April 2020 recorded 566 COVID-19 cases with eight deaths.

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