The Kaneshie marketing is experiencing a surge in economic activities in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, a survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency has established.
In the midst of the busy trading environment, traders have instituted and are strictly observing safety measures against the spread of COVID-19 at the market.
The market was adhering to the usage of the protective nose masks for both hawkers, customers, and traders and observing minimal level of social distancing.
The survey uncovered that, early morning buyers usually patronized mainly vegetables, and fruits, whiles those who came in the afternoons and later part of the day focused on food stuffs such as yam, cassava,maize, rice and beans among others.
Some of the traders expressed the hope of post-COVID-19 boom in trading when lives returns to normal, stressing that the current situation posed risks to all.
On the usage of nose masks, most of the traders said they put it on during engagement with customers and dropped it to the chin level when they were not attending to any customer to breathe in fresh air.
The GNA observed that due to congestive nature as well as the structural design of the market, adhering to social distancing though a necessity in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 was difficult to observe by both traders and customers.
It noticed that the authorities were putting in place measures to ease the congestion of traders in order to enhance social distancing.
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