The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) is embarking on public disinfection exercise in the northern regional capital as part of intensive preventive mechanisms to control the wield spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
The Mayor of Tamale, Mr. Iddrisu Musah Superior on Friday launched the National Disinfection Exercise against the COVID-19 disease after the assembly received some logistics from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).
The Ministry donated about 300 items which includes; Refuse Bins, Veronica buckets, Sanitizers, and Spraying Machines to the assembly.
The Tamale MCE revealed some personnel have been hired by the MLGRD to support the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana to spray some public spaces including the major markets in the country.
The Tamale Mayor disclosed the assembly is also procuring about 200 more of the items to complement what the sector ministry has provided. However, he urged the public to protect the items in this difficult time so as to serve its purpose, warning people would be prosecuted if any recalcitrant individual is found stealing them.
Mr. Iddrisu Musah advised residents of Tamale to maintain personal hygiene by frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizers and avoid unnecessary handshakes and body contacts.
He also stressed the need for people to stop buying food from unhygienic places and restaurants in the metropolis.
The Tamale Mayor said the assembly would not allow food vendors to sell under unhealthy conditions in the area.
The Ghana Health Service has confirmed three more cases Friday morning, increasing the numbers in the country to 19.
The GHS indicated two of the five recorded cases are local infected.
A 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema with no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case and a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady, resident of Accra but contact of a confirmed case at place of work.