The Chairman of the Bawku animal market in the Upper East Region Alhaji Abdul- Salam Isaaka has called for support to help fight any outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the area.
Alhaji Abdul-Salam said Bawku animal market which is one of the biggest markets in the region lacks safety measures to combat the virus.
According to him, veronica buckets, hand sanitizers and other health items need to be stationed at vantage points in the market for constant handwashing.
In an interview with ModernGhana News in Bawku, Alhaji Abdul- Salam said the market has only two veronica buckets for both the cattle and goat section of the market.
He said he has put in place concrete measures in the market regarding social distancing to prevent the virus.
Waduut Salam, a cattle dealer said, the market has become virtually empty due to the coronavirus.
"People no more cross borders from neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso, Togo and Niger to come trade their goods in Bawku which is very good because it would help the country prevent recording imported cases of the virus."
Ali Hamida, a trader in Bawku market was worried how residents of Bawku still sneak to the neighbouring countries without the fear of the virus.
Madam Hamida added that, though it's difficult practicing the social distancing they as market women, consistently as customers to wash their hands before touching their goods or products.
Abubakar Aziiba, another trader also lamented that, staying at home is the best method in fighting the coronavirus however their survival depends on their activities in the market.
Miss Aziiba appealed to government to provide veronica buckets, nose mask and sanitizers to the various markets to help prevent people from contracting the disease.