The Director of Communication at Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs Emma Akyea Boakye has lauded government’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus disease( also known as COVID-19).
She said the decision by the government to cause the disinfection of educational institutions nationwide had significantly helped to curb the spread of the virus.
Currently Ghana’s case count had reached more than 11,000 with 48 deaths and almost 4,000 recoveries but Mrs Boakye who was speaking last Friday during a disinfection/fumigation exercise at the Universities of Education and Cape Coast said government had taken the fight against the disease a notch higher.
The Communication Director said Ghana had done well when compared with other countries that had been hard hit by the pandemic.
She noted that the country was not out of the woods and that it needed to intensify education on social distancing, hand washing under running water, use of acohol hand-based sanitisers and undertaking regular exercise.
Mrs Boakye reiterated the commitment of Zoomlion to providing quality services as the nation strove to contain the disease and ultimately find a cure.
For his part, Professor Isaac Galyuon, Provost, College of Education, University of Cape Coast underscored the need for behavioral change among students and members of the public if Ghana was to prevent the spread of the disease.
He said the university had put measures in place including the use of hand gun thermometers to check the temperature of students and visitors.
Prof Galyuon told journalists in an interview that management would ensure strict compliance with safety protocols when academic activities resume.
The waste management company fumigated the National Vocational Training Institute (Winneba) and the two campuses of University of Education.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited had earlier this year, carried out disinfection of markets, lorry stations, drains, schools including specialised facilities such as the Akropong School for the Blind, universities, technical institutions and many others.
The company was executing the project under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Last month, Zoomlion fumigated more than 4,000 police facilities nationwide.
FROM MALIK SULLEMANA, Cape Coast