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COVID-19: April disinfection exercise carried out at Kotoka International Airport

As part of measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 within our borders, the Ministry of Aviation (MoA), and Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana Limited [ZL] have carried out the April disinfection exercise at Kotoka International Airport.

The three-day exercise began on Tuesday, April 21, 2021, at Terminal 2, VIP, and offices. Day two of the exercise was carried out at terminals 3 and 1, whilst the third day is expected to be done on Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Ghana Airport Company Limited and scope to get disinfected against viruses and to enhance safety in the offices.

The government is poised at leaving nothing to chance in its effort to ensure that the country’s airports are safe and secure in the midst of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The four-hour exercise, which began around 12:00 am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, was to help rid the airport of COVID-19 tendencies.

All facets of the airport including its open spaces were thoroughly disinfected. In addition, the Zoomlion disinfection crew dusted all touchable surfaces and gadgets of the airport.

Speaking to the media, the Business Development Manager for Vector Control Services of ZoomLion, Madam Akosua Konadu Yeboah explained that, “we know the mode of transmission of this virus, and we know that it is spread through surfaces so we disinfect surfaces and spaces all within the airport to ensure that any contaminated place with any virus has been made inactive”.

“The exercise has been scheduled in days so that we will not interrupt any of the operations of the airlines, and, so, today we are doing terminal one and terminal 3. We are disinfecting every facility within the scope of terminals 1 and 3” she added.

According to her, even though the KIA authorities have their own internal Covid-19 mechanisms and protocols, the disinfection exercise was to further augment their effort in ensuring safety at the airport.

“We are doing this as our way of augmenting the government’s effort to reduce the spread of the covid focused on the airport”.

The Zoomlion Vector Control Service manager also indicated that her outfit was leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the fight against the pandemic was won.

“We do this every month, so far, we know very well that the airport is one hotspot but because we do this on a very regular monthly basis the spread and the extent to which people would have caught the virus within this space is on the minimal”.

By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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