The Volta River Authority has intensified measures aimed at controlling the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a surge in confirmed cases of the viral outbreak.
As an immediate measure, the Authority has closed down the Akosombo market in the Eastern Region until further notice.
According to the Manager of the Akosombo Management Committee (AMC), Vivian Yebuah, the closure of the market is to prevent the entry of traders from surrounding markets that have been closed.
Also, to monitor movement into the Akosombo township, VRA in collaboration with security agencies has mounted barriers at Akosombo Textiles Ltd (ATL), New Combine junction and Marine road.
VRA has also called on all motorists and passengers to comply with the directives to contain the virus in the region.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asuogyaman, Samuel Agyekum advised residents to adhere to the directives of VRA to stem the spread of the virus.
“We are doing our best as a district to prevent it from getting in but COVD-19 has proven difficult to deal with in other places. Let’s all stick to the social distancing directive and the regular handwashing techniques with soap under running water,” he advised.
The Eastern Region has recorded 41 cases coronavirus, bringing the country’s total count to 641.