Many streets of Accra were deserted on Monday, 23rd March 2020 probably due to the announced disinfection of the various markets in Accra.
The Ghana News Agency observed that the streets were also devoid of the usual street hawkers and beggars except for a few.
Some major streets that usually have heavy traffic especially on a Monday including the Madina Zongo Junction, Kanda – Kawukudi street, the 37 hospital street stretch all had very little traffic.
GNA’s Hannah Awadzi observed that it took her just about 45 minutes from Malejor, a suburb of Accra near Valley View University in Oyibi, to get to the Central Business District instead of the usual two hours.
The city centre was also devoid of its usual hustle and bustle. Many shops were closed, few public transportation vehicles (Trotro) could be seen plying the streets.
Most of the vehicles of the streets were either private vehicles or taxis. The Local Government Ministry had earlier announced that they were in collaboration with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies as well as Market Queens and were closing markets in the Greater Accra region for disinfection.
The disinfection exercise aims at enhancing the conditions of hygiene in the markets in order to contain and prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.