The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the transport unions to ensure drivers of public and private busses including trotro disinfect their vehicles to prevent the busses from carrying the COVID-19 virus.
According to him, the car should be in hygienic condition while ensuring that alcoholic based sanitisers are available for public outreach.
Speaking on measures the government has undertaken to avoid community outbreak of the virus yesterday in Accra, the President said all the cases that the nation has recorded were imported cases and stressed the need for the citizenry to be protected against the virus.
He urged the transport unions, public and private transport operators to work closely with the Ministry of Transport by adhering to the warnings and measures in ensuring passengers who board cars are safe.
Nana Addo stated that running water, soaps and sanitisers should be available at vantage point of bus terminals to protect drivers and passengers from contracting the virus.
He noted the issue was a national crisis and encouraged the citizens to be unified and work with each and everyone in heart during hard times like this to make the country a safer place for all.
The government established the need for the travel advisory issued earlier to be observed as announced, adding that “businesses and other workplaces can continue to operate, but should observe prescribed social distancing between patrons and staff.”
He called on supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, night clubs, hotels and drinking spots to also observe enhanced hygiene procedures by providing, amongst others, hand sanitisers, running water and soap for washing of hands;
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE