COVID-19 Fight 3rd Wave Calls For Massive Disinfection In Public Places

The Manager of 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 coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.

He explained that such an exercise was necessary to help mitigate the spike in what appears to be a third wave 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 nationwide massive disinfection of all public places in the country will complement government in halting any further surge in the virus
Rev Addae made the call on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, during the scheduled monthly disinfection of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

According to him, aside from strictly adhering to the safety protocols, which he said was personal, massive nationwide disinfection of public places would augment the safety of the nation.

With regards to the potency of the chemicals used to combat the Delta variant, he disclosed that his outfit currently uses a chemical that contains hydrogen peroxide properties.

He further explained that the company had not settled on one 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 a chemical which can combat it. We started with Hypo Chlorine, viral oxy, one drop plus all of these are strong but we change as and when the virus changes,” Rev Addae said.

On the use of hydrogen peroxide, he explained that it has a residual effect that enables it to last for six months or more rather than the earlier hypo chloride.

The sprayers from Zoomlion carefully disinfected terminals 1, 2, and 3 with particular focus on door handles, touchable surfaces as a measure of containing the spread of the disease.

The exercise, which was strategically scheduled, commenced at 10:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, which saw the team of sprayers use knapsack sprayers to get rid of all possible disease-causing deadly viruses.

At the terminal 1, 2 and 3, while some the team of sprayers took turns to disinfect the ground, chairs, and tables, others dusted surfaces machines and devices at the airport.

Open spaces of the KIA were also not left out. With the help of an atomizer, the airport environment was thoroughly disinfected to ensure the safety of both airport staff members and passengers.

Places disinfected included departure and arrival halls, washrooms amongst others.


After the disinfection, what next.? We are wasting so much money on disinfecting public places but the people themselves are not protecting themselves from the virus.

I think the president should issue an executive order for prosecution of recalcitrant citizens

They have started again. Another legitimate way of spending the tax payers money. So much disinfection was done last year and it yielded not result. Kindly use the money meant for the disinfection to supply nose masks and veronica buckets. This will be more profitable.

Disinfecting public places in Ghana it’s a necessary course to prevent the 3rd wave of the pandemic. But this also seem like a way for zoom lion to make more money since the disinfecting will be solely done by them.