Aviation Ministry disinfects Kotoka Airport

Aviation Ministry, Zoomlion disinfect Kotoka Airport ahead Sept reopening

Aviation Ministry and Zoomlion have partnered to disinfect Kotoka International Airport in Accra ahead of September 1 reopening.

The partnership is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s directive for the reopening of Kotoka Airport for international traffic September 1.

The exercise which came off Monday has seen Zoomlion disinfected the airport  and its open spaces.  

It is among government measures to halt the further spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The government says caution is necessary in light of the fact that the country’s first cases were imported.

Speaking, Reverend Ebenezer Kwame Addae of Zoomlion, explained that Kotoka Airport was being disinfected the second time. He added that the essence is to kill all viruses anywhere within the airport.

He said the first disinfection was targeted at curbing the spread of the virus. The second was aimed at destroying every virus hiding around the airport environment.

Besides these two exercises, he said regular disinfections would be carried out in three phases at the airport.

He revealed that this would be done by the airport designated staff members. It will randomly scheduled for morning, afternoon and evening.

“The morning disinfection will cover the terminals, arrival halls. Evening exercise takes care of all other departments at the airport including the airport clinic,” the Vector Controller said.

Rev Addae assured the passengers of safety. He however advised on added that with the strict observance of the COVID-19 safety protocols for safer airport.

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, said government has put in place adequate safety measures at the airport.

These measures, he mentioned, included the installation of COVID-19 testing facilities.

He, therefore, commended Zoomlion for its quick response to disinfect and fumigate KIA and its environs.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, reaffirmed adequate security at the airport. He disclosed that the measures can detect possible COVID-19 cases at the airport.

He went on to stress that the measures will help prevent any infected person from slipping through the radar.

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