Telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana, has said that it will put measures in place to ensure effective social distancing at its Dansoman Zodiac office in Accra.
The Dansoman Zodiac office was closed down on Monday by the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful after she observed that customers’ at the Zodiac branch of the company had totally disregarded social distancing rule amidst the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview, Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Samuel Koranteng, said his outfit will ensure that the social distancing protocols are strictly adhered to.
“We are currently doing some internal risk assessment to put in place measures in terms of the seating. We are looking at probably enhancing the security levels outside our shops. At the Dansoman office, it was just one security officer trying to help with ensuring the social distancing measures. But then we will change the infrastructure outside the shop so that it encourages and allows the enforcement of the social distancing directives much better going forward,” he said.
The Minister in a Facebook post explained that she ordered the shutdown of MTN’s branch office due to the total disrespect of the social distancing rule and that a reputable company as such should not create room for the spread of the virus.
“This is the scene at the MTN office at Dansoman Zodiac right now. Absolutely no respect for social distancing. They have been shut down and will not be allowed to operate until they have better arrangements in place. A reputable corporate organization like this should not be flouting the law and creating conditions for the virus to spread,” the Minister said angrily at the MTN office.
In the wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, health experts have advised the public to practice social distancing protocol as a means of curbing the spread of the virus in Ghana.
Coronavirus case count in Ghana
As of May 5, 2020, Ghana’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 stood at 2,719, with 294 recoveries and 18 deaths.
The Greater Accra Region still leading the chart with 2,332 cases, followed by the Ashanti and Eastern Regions with 124 and 94 cases respectively.