We’ve intensified disinfection at airports’


As part of a scheduled monthly disinfection of the country’s airports, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) has carried out its planned disinfection at Terminal Three of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

The exercise, which came off Thursday, May 20, 2021 at midnight, was to contain any further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the country’s international airport.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the exercise, Business Development Manager of the Vector Control Unit-Zoomlion, Ms. Akosua Konadu Yeboah, said her outfit has intensified its monthly disinfection of the country’s airports.

According to her, business activities at the airport are very important; and therefore the airports space needs to be protected from the virus.

“Also, we wanted to not interfere with businesses at the KIA – hence the midnight operation,” she explained.

She said due to the urgency of the exercise, her outfit engaged the services of over one hundred (100) personnel to facilitate early completion of the task.

“And to ensure we did not interfere with airline operations and also to finish within time, we brought over (100) sprayers,” she disclosed.

While some groups of sprayers worked on touchable surfaces in the arrival and departure halls, washrooms among others, the atomiser ensured that the airport environment was rid of any COVID-19 tendencies.

What’s more, the fogger machine was used to spray the glass of doors to make them uninhabitable for any viruses.

“We have agreed with government to conduct the exercise on a monthly basis, to ensure we do not leave anything to chance. We want to be sure what we are doing is holistic and regular,” she noted.

The surfaces of chairs, door-handles among other surfaces were not left out in the disinfection operation, as they were cleaned to ensure they could be used the following day.
“Our monthly disinfection has helped contain the virus. So far, so very good,” she pointed out.

Being a hot-spot, she indicated that conducting regular disinfections is one of the surest ways of curbing spread of the virus.

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