The Obuasi Central Market and two other markets have been shut down as part of efforts to enforce the social distancing directive.
This action was carried by the Obuasi Municipal assembly and they have also directed all drinking spot operators to close down their shops effective today May 8, 2020.
They also directed all residents to adopt the wearing of nose mask.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi Elijah Adansi Bonah announced these directives while addressing a news conference in the municipality to outdoor new measures adopted by the Assembly in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The move became needful after cases of the virus started rising in the Municipality. Obuasi is currently the epicentre of the virus in the Ashanti region with 47 positive cases.
Ever since COVID-19 surfaced authorities in most regions mostly Accra and Kumasi have had to close down major markets due to traders flouting the social distancing protocols.
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has now hit 3,091 with Bono Region becoming the latest to record a case.
The recovery figures has also shot up to 303 and the death toll remains 18.
This was contained in the latest Ghana Health Service update released on May 7, 2020.