Some market women at Tudu in Accra still doubts covid-19 exist in the country even with the increasing active cases of covid-19 amid a possible ‘second wave’. Many of these women were seen not wearing nose mask or practicing physical distancing as well as no visible veronica buckets for hand washing said since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic they are yet to see a single person catching the virus.
The women together with most of their buyers were not in their nose mask, few had it on their chin while most of them were not adhering to any of the covid-19 protocols.
While most of them were busily attending to their customers without the mask, few customers properly had their nose mask on but admitted they hardly obey the physical distancing order in the markets due to lack of properly demarcated space for each seller.
Owing to the fact that there were no veronica buckets in the Tudu market around Kimbu SHS, it is obvious most of these women do not wash their hands after transacting business with their customers.
Madam Vida Weto who spoke with the Republic Press admittedly said “almost all of us here are not in our masks, is because we have not seen anyone among us catching the virus, even this virus people said is not in Ghana oooo,”
“Have you seen any of your relatives catching this virus”, doubting madam Vida asked
Another women in a sharp rebuttal to madam Vida’s claim shouted “eeeeeiiii bae! So do you have to see someone dying before you put on your mask? She asked in dismay
Sitting far left on the same lane with madam Vida is madam Magi who said “we are very aware of all these covid-19 protocols but it is not about how to obey these protocols, it is God that is helping us”
Views from most of the women however suggested that there may be the covid-19 virus in the country but “you see, it’s always among the high class, us for us, is God that is protecting us.” One of them averred
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) earlier said the fight against Covid-19 in the country as at Monday January 11, 2021 stands at 1,261 active cases and 338 reported deaths.