Amid uncertainties about whether coronavirus is out of the country or not, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) has in collaboration with government has embarked on a disinfection exercise at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The exercise is part of a routine monthly activity aimed at containing spread of the virus, which is still lurking around in the country.
Addressing journalists on the sidelines of the February 2022 exercise, a Vector Control Officer of Zoomlion, Mr. Enoch Mintah, assured that his outfit is still committed to ensuring staff members of KIA and the general public are safe.
“We are not letting down our guard in the fight against COVID-19,” he assured.
This, according to him, is crucial in safeguarding lives at a time most people seem to have let down their guard though the virus is still around.
The exercise was carried out last Tuesday, at 1:00 a.m. so as not to interfere with business operations at the airport.
A team of sprayers from Zoomlion took pains to disinfect facilities including the arrival and departure halls, washrooms, floors, furniture and open spaces in the halls.
The airport environment and open spaces were also thoroughly disinfected.
Viruses, Mr. Mintah noted, have changing phases at every time; hence the need for his company to vary its approach and chemicals in order to outwit them.
“The airport has become a continual hotspot for the ever-changing viruses. That is why we do not want to let our guard down,” Mr. Mintah reiterated in an interview with the media.
While admonishing Ghanaians to continue observing the Covid safety protocols, he underscored the need for the exercise to continue so as to help curtail spread of the virus.
“Every festive season presents other opportunities for the virus to continue spreading, because those returning into the country might possibly be importing the virus,” he observed.
According to him, the virus can easily be transported by travellers; hence the need to assure staff members at the airports and the general public of their safety and allay any fears.
He said based on research, Zoomlion is able to apply the right chemicals to deal with the virus.
He therefore appealed for Ghanaians to continue observing the safety measures to prevent any further spread of the virus.