President Nana Addo Danwa Akufo-Addo has commended super markets and shopping malls including Melcom, Shop Rite and Palace Mall for the way and manner they are observing the social distancing protocol in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
In his 8th address to the nation on measures put in place to tackle the pandemic, Mr Akufo-Addo said market women in Ghana must emulate the example of the shopping malls.
“I am encouraged that so many of trotro, taxis and buses are operating a minimum number of passengers. Our businesses and shopping malls are enforcing the need for social distancing, the use of hand sanitizers, the wearing if masks by all patrons and staff.
“I want to single out our supermarkets such as Melcom , Palace and Shop Rite in particular today, for excellent discipline in maintaining their enterprises across the country. I call upon all other enterprises especially our markets women to emulate them.
“Example of markets in Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis where social distancing is being well observed is an excellent one to market women all of you in the country,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.
COVID-19 cases in Ghana have increased to 1,550, the Ghana Health Service said on Sunday, April 26 2020.
It is, thus, up by 271 more cases.
Also, one more person has succumbed, bringing the number of deaths to eleven while 21 more persons have recovered.
Of the 271 new cases, 75 were detected through routine surveillance and 196 through enhanced contact-tracing.
So far, a total of 100,622 tests have been across the country by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.
Greater Accra Region – 1,347, Ashanti Region – 69, Eastern Region – 57, Oti Region – 17, Central Region – 17, Northern Region – 13, Volta Region – 10, Upper West Region – 8, Upper East Region – 8, North-East Region – 2, Western Region – 1 and Western North Region – 1.