Markets within the Greater Accra region will be disinfected to day by the Regional Coordinating Council

1,300 sprayers will be disinfecting 137 markets i as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.

The sprayers will use Chlorine Dioxide and Sodium Hypochloride for the disinfection exercise.

The affected markets will be open to the public on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, according to a statement from the Local Government Ministry.

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, last Friday, said the decision to disinfect markets today was arrived at in consultation with the market women.

The virus has so far infected 24 people in Ghana, with one of the infected patients dying.