The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly as part of measures to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic went on a voluntary lockdown to make way for the disinfection of the Takoradi Market Circle, Kojokrom and other markets
The disinfection exercise which took place today at 6am covered all selected markets and other public areas including transport terminals, drains and amongst others
The Takoradi Market Circle and Sekondi Market prior to the disinfection exercise were closed to the general public yesterday, April 5, 2020, at 12 noon to enable officials of the Ghana National Fire Service to flush all drains
The Western Region currently has not recorded any case of the coronavirus outbreak. Although, The region is exempted from the president’s lockdown directives, residents of the metropolis voluntarily went on a lockdown as a result of the disinfection exercise at the selected markets in the Metropolis to ensure the smooth disinfection of markets. Many Ghanaians described this action taken by the residents as laudable.
At Takoradi’s Market Circle, all stores were closed, streets were empty and transportation terminals did not operate.
Market activities according to the mayor of the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly are to resume on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.