Some eight traders have been arrested and cautioned by the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command for flouting the directive not to sell at the Ashaiman Mandela market today [Monday].
The eight were picked up by a joint task force from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly and the Ashaiman Divisional Police at the Ashaiman Mandela market where they were secretly selling to the public.
Two of the traders who arrived from Burkina Faso were part of the eight who were picked up.
The two, who had brought in tomatoes to the market for sale were picked and handed over to health officials for testing.
Citi News’ Elvis Washington reported that at the Ashaiman Mandela market, traders had neatly covered their wares and absented themselves from the market to allow the exercise to be conducted.
All four entrances to the Tema Community One market were closed to the public.
About 1,300 sprayers will be disinfecting 137 markets in 28 districts of the Greater Accra Region today, March 23, 2020.
The sprayers are using Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Hypochloride for the exercise.
The decision to disinfect the markets was arrived at in consultation with the various market leaders in the wake of the increasing cases of COVID-19 recorded in Ghana.
The virus has so far infected 24 people in Ghana, with one of the infected patients dying.