Juapong Market closed down as coronavirus bites in neighbouring Eastern Region

The popular Juapong Market in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region has been closed down with immediate effect, the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) has said.

The council also says discussions are underway with Municipal and District Assemblies to find lasting solutions on ways to enforce social distancing protocols during market days.

This has become necessary following the increase in COVID-19 case count in the Eastern Region — which shares boundaries with the Volta Region.

Unlike the Eastern region — which has recorded 23 cases —the Volta region is yet to record a case of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

In a statement dated April 10, the Volta Regional Coordinating Council outlined a number of measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

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