Beposo, Abuesi markets in Shama closed down

The Shama District Assembly has temporarily closed down two main markets in the district, following the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Western Region.

The markets are Beposo and Abuesi which would be reopened after a week.

The region had been declared a hotspot in new cases for the COVID-19 pandemic with a record of 304 cases.

Mr Joseph Amoah, the District Chief Executive for the Assembly, said that had necessitated the closure of markets in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and Ahanta West Municipality.

The observation of social distancing protocols and other health measures in the markets had not been strictly followed over the period.

The authorities had also indicated that many of the contact tracing of the cases in the Western Region have had close links to market centres.

Mr Amoah said the closure would pave way for a shift system to be implemented when the market was eventually opened.

Meanwhile some traders the Ghana News Agency spoke with expressed displeasure at the short notice of the closure.

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