A city worker disinfects a market as a preventive measure against the spreading of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Accra on March 23, 2020. - African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP) (Photo by NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Major markets and lorry stations across the Oti Region are undergoing fumigation by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, in line with national protocols to disinfect these public facilities.

The exercise, an initiative of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, is being done simultaneously throughout the country to rid public places of the Covid-19 virus and some other microscopic organisms.

The fumigation is also to make those public places safe for trading and other business transactions as the nation strives to contain the increasing spread of coronavirus.

Some of the markets fumigated in the Akan District were: Kadjebi Asato market, Ginginso market, Poase Cement market, Ahamansu market, the Dodi Papase market, and Dodo Amanfro Market.

Kadjebi District Chief Executive, Mr. Maxwell Kofi Asiedu, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that close to 50 markets in the Region would benefit from the exercise.

He said the disinfection is taking place in all the 8 Municipalities and Districts in the Oti Region.

Mr. Asiedu, however, urged all concerned citizens to comply with the instructions of the exercise, aimed at managing the spread of Covid-19 and also ensure the tidiness of markets, lorry stations, and other public places.

He also applauded market traders for complying with the directive, thereby giving room for the exercise to be undertaken smoothly.

Some traders have congratulated the government for its decision for phase two of the disinfection exercise across the nation.