The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Savelugu, Hajia Aishetu Seidu, has pleaded with the government to supply the Municipality with thermometer guns to augment their preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to Hajia Aishetu, the Municipal Assembly had to borrow the only 5 thermometer guns which from the premier hospital in the area to aid its activities to contain the spread of the virus.
The unavailability of adequate thermometer guns in the Savelugu Municipality is negatively affecting the quest of health officials in the area to check head porters (Kayayei) who came home following the partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi in the wake of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana.
Madam Seidu disclosed this when she was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the national disinfection exercise ongoing in the country’s markets to control the virus undertaken by waste management giant Zoomlion Ghana LTD and the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development.
In her speech, the MCE revealed that about one hundred and sixteen (116) Kayayes had arrived in Savelugu due to the partial lockdown and had to be thoroughly monitored.
She further noted that as part of the protocols to protect citizens against the deadly virus, three Nigerians had been quarantined and tested awaiting test results, reports Power FM News Editor Daakyehene Ofosu Agyemang.
Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Hon Salifu Saeed has Anno 109 markets and lorry stations are been disinfected across the Region through the nationwide disinfection exercise.
Ghana’s COVID-19 Breakdown
Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu (MP) announced Wednesday morning that out of the almost 200 cases confirmed in the country, were from routine surveillance while cases from those on mandatory quarantine remain 89.
Majority of the cases (174), he noted, were recorded in the Greater Accra Region with
The Northern region has the second-highest with 10 cases, slightly surpassing the Ashanti Region which is currently on lockdown with 9 cases.
The Upper West Region and the Eastern both have recorded one case each.
According to the Health Minister, 38 people have recovered and discharged while some 49 are receiving treatment from home.