The Senior Vector Control Officer at private waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), Mr Enoch Mintah, has reassured Ghanaians of his office's preparedness to contain any ensuing danger of COVID-19 infection during the yuletide.
The festive season, characteristically, sees the return of many Ghanaians from the diaspora and with the coronavirus pandemic still around, the possibility of importing the virus into the country remains very high.
But speaking to journalists during this month’s disinfection exercise at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the dawn of Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Mr Mintah stated that Zoomlion was well-poised to safeguard the country's entry points from the COVID-19 disease.
He stressed that the disinfection of the airports has become even more crucial, especially as Christmas is drawing closer.
He, therefore, urged the government to continue with the enforcement of all the other COVID-19 protocols including disinfection of public places.
“Disinfection of public spaces helps to protect the public largely against the virus, and, therefore, very important,” he said.
The Zoomlion crew carefully disinfected all facilities of the various terminals at the KIA.
These included janitorial rooms as well as arrival and departure halls.
Tables and chairs in the various offices of the airport were wiped clean with disinfectants in addition to other touchable surfaces.
Open spaces of the airport also benefitted from the operation with the use of an atomiser.
The monthly airport disinfection exercise is a collaboration between the government and Zoomlion.
It is aimed at ensuring that the nation’s airports are safe for the staff, travellers and all those who use the facility.