Information gathered by myradiowaa.com indicates that markets in the Upper West Region are scheduled for fumigations effective April 1, 2020 as a result of the deadly novel coronavirus of which one case has been confirmed in the Upper west region.
Confirming the information, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Issahaku Tahiru Moomin noted that the office of the local government and rural development Minister chose Wednesday April 1, 2020 for all markets in the region to be fumigated and hence markets in the region will be locked down for the exercise to be conducted. He called all market women, drivers, and all users of the various markets to exercise patience and do not show up on the said markets for trading.
In a related development, the Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Hafiz Bin Salih has revealed to the media that a 42 year old Ghanaian who visited UK and Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt has been confirmed positive of coronavirus after the victim joined a public transport from Accra to Wa.
According to the Health Director, the patient started showing signs 8 days ago and a test conducted turns positive about two hours ago.
He further indicated that the region has gotten some protective materials for medical staff and personnel have gone for training adding that, there is no fear or panic with regards to the region’s preparedness towards handling cases of COVID 19.
The Minister however called on the people of the region not topanic about the situation as it is an imported case and the health officials are on top of the case.
The confirmed case has made the region as the third region in Ghana that confirmed cases of coronavirus. Contact tracing has since started as the patient was reported to have travel from Accra to Wa through a public transport.
By: Saeed Fatawu/myradiowaa.com