17.03.2020 Health

Coronavirus: AMA Rolls Out Measures To Prevent Spread In Accra

Coronavirus: AMA Rolls Out Measures To Prevent Spread In Accra
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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has issued precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, Accra to be specific.

Among other things, the conduct of marriages at the AMA City Hall have been limited to only the couples and witnesses (two from both the groom and the bride).

“All food vendors in the metropolis should provide handwashing facilities and observe hygienic

standards per the Food Safety and Hygiene Bye-laws, 2017 of the Assembly. All public toilets in the metropolis have been directed to provide handwashing facilities at their entrances under acceptable sanitation standards as prescribed in the Sanitation Bye-law, 2017 of the Assembly,” a statement from the Assembly read.

In a statement issued by the Head of Public Relations of the Assembly, Gilbert Nii Ankrah disclosed that these directives after “the Public Health Emergency Response Management Team (PHERMT) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Monday 16th March 2020 met to discuss the public health preparedness against COVID-19 pandemic for the Accra Metropolis”.

They further urged the general public to adhere to the safety measures put out to prevent being infected by the disease.

Click here to read full statement.

Since the confirmation of six cases of coronavirus in Ghana, many institutions and associations have released precautionary measures for their members to comply with to prevent or limit the spread of the virus.

This worsened when President Akufo-Addo introduced new directives on public gatherings on Sunday.

On the back of this, schools have been shut down, and concerts, workshops, sporting events and all religious events have been banned.


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