The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ishmael Ashitey who undertook the tour to assess the level of traders and with the restrictions on movement, visited the Nungua, Teshie Laskala and La markets, as well as the Nungua bus station and the Teshie Laskala Market taxi rank, all in the Krowor, Ledzokuku and La Dade Kotopon municipalities.
It was observed that even though majority of the traders had hand sanitiser and Veronica buckets placed at vantage points, a large number of them had no facial masks or gloves.
Mr Ashitey, therefore, urged them to take seriously the practice of social (physical) distancing to help reduce the spread of the virus and also asked them to use nose masks when they were engaged in selling.
He also asked them to talk less when selling, in order not to contaminate the food items.
The minister noted that the level of compliance by the traders had improved since the first day of the restricted movement.