The Manager of the Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion, Rev. Ebenezer Kwame Addae, has underscored the need for massive disinfection across all public places in the country in the wake of an imminent third wave of the malignant COVID-19 disease.
He explained that such an exercise was necessary to help mitigate the spike in what appears to be the spread of the deadly Delta variant.
Ghana, according to reports, has recorded the deadly Delta variant in some schools across the country, a situation he described as worrying and unfortunate.
He noted that a nationwide massive disinfection of all public places in the country would complement the government’s effort in halting any further surge of the virus.
The manager made the call last Wednesday during the scheduled monthly disinfection of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The sprayers from Zoomlion carefully disinfected terminals 1, 2 and 3 with particular focus on door handles and touchable surfaces as a measure of containing the spread of the disease.
The exercise saw the team of sprayers use knapsack sprayers to get rid of all possible disease-causing deadly virus at the terminal 1, 2 and 3, while other teams took turns to disinfect the ground, chairs and tables, dusting surfaces machines and devices at the airport.
Open spaces of the KIA were also not left out. With the help of an atomiser, the airport environment was thoroughly disinfected to ensure the safety of both airport staff and passengers.
Rev. Addae said aside from the strict adherence to the safety protocols, which was a personal responsibility, a massive nationwide disinfection of public places would augment the safety of the nation.
With regard to the potency of the chemicals used to combat the Delta variant, he disclosed that his outfit currently used a chemical with hydrogen peroxide properties.
He further explained that the company had not settled on any particular chemical but all chemicals prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as potent enough to combat the virus.
"Due to the severity of the Delta virus, we use chemical which can combat it, but we change as and when the virus changes," Rev. Addae said.
On the use of hydrogen peroxide, he explained that it had a residual effect that enabled it to last for six months or more rather than the earlier hypo chloride.