Kumasi Airport Undergoes Disinfection

The disinfection team working at the Kumasi Airport

The third phase of airports disinfection kicked-off on Friday at the Kumasi Airport in the Ashanti regional capital.

The exercise which was collaboration between the government and waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, was carried out in the evening when the place was less busy.

The exercise formed part of the government’s commitment to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.

Facilities disinfected included the departure hall, arrival hall and VIP lounge as well as the tarmac, restrooms, Airport Police Post and all open spaces.

The Ashanti Regional Vector Control Unit Officer, ZGL, Ernest Nutor, speaking to the media, said the exercise was very crucial in the nation’s continuous battle against the virus.

He said “more especially as domestic flights have resumed, it is important that we undertake regular disinfection of the various airports in the country to keep them safe for passengers.”

He further indicated that in addition to the regular disinfection, the airport authorities also carried out dusting on daily basis to make the place safe for users.

He said the exercise would be replicated at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Tamale Airport and Takoradi Airport in the coming days.

While pointing out that the national disinfection exercises against the virus had helped, Mr. Nutor reiterated the need for the public to complement the government’s efforts by continuously observing the Covid-19 protocols.

“Anytime we decide to move out of our homes, we should remember to wear our nose masks and also carry our alcohol-based hand sanitizers to use in sanitizing our hands against Covid-19,” he advised.

According to him, the virus was still in the country, hence cautioned Ghanaians against undermining the protocols.

Zoomlion deployed a mechanical sweeper and a disinfection crew to undertake the operation.