In line with measures outlined by government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana, about 1,300 sprayers were deplored to disinfect some 137 markets in 28 districts of the Greater Accra Region today, Monday.

The exercise, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development had explained, was to help enhance hygienic conditions following the increasing cases of COVID-19 recorded in Ghana.

Currently, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 24 cases, with one death.

From the Mallam Atta market in the Ayawaso Central Constituency, Madina market in the Madina constituency to the Abossy Okine and Dansoman market in the Ablekuma Central Constituency, 10 sprayers were each assigned to disinfect the facilities with Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Hypochloride.

According to citizen journalist and photographer Gerard Nartey, while most of the market women followed the announcement by the Local Government to keep their shops closed, curious residents were seen monitoring the ongoing exercise.

The activity also had an effect on transportation as many drivers who operate within terminals located in the markets could not operate.

Already the exercise is expected to be carried out across various markets in the country.