Tema Port Health anchors against coronavirus


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By
Laudia Sawer

Tema, Jan 29, GNA –
The Tema Port Health in collaboration with the Ghana Ports and Harbours
Authority (GPHA) has put in preventive measures to ensure that the deadly
Coronavirus does not slip through  the
Tema Port into Ghana.

Dr Rapheal John
Marfo, Director of Port Health,  Tema
Harbour, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of the Tema
Metro Health Annual Performance Review on Wednesday.

Dr Marfo indicated
that the facility  had intensified the
screening and disinfecting of all vessels, crew and travellers who came into
Ghana through the Tema Port.   

He added that his
outfit had organized some sensitisation programme for stakeholders on
preventive measures, proper hand washing, proper use of nose mask and gloves.

He indicated that
more education would be carried out for other stakeholders adding that leaflets
would also be make available to all staff, workers and visitors to the port.

Meanwhile the Port
Health in 2019 commenced the disinfecting of containers and vehicles with the
aim of removing, deactivating or killing of pathogens of public health
importance from imported or exported vehicles and containers.

He stated that  372,357 containers and 200,825 vehicles were
disinfected at the port in 2019, revealing that currently disinfectants being
used for the disinfecting were Lonzagard DR-25aN which is a disinfectant
cleaner, Zoono Z-71 microbe shield concentrate and Actoanide Flache
Biguanide-base concentrated floor and surface disinfectant.

Coronavirus,
originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, has claimed more than 100 lives
with over 1000 people known to have been infected as frantic efforts are being
to contain it.

GNA


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