The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to construct a two-storey isolation centre at the Kaneshie Polyclinic as part of efforts to ensure the safe management of COVID-19 cases in Accra.
The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah disclosed this in his sessional address at the first ordinary meeting of the first session of the 7th Assembly.
“The Assembly has dedicated some funds for the construction of two-storey isolation centre to safely manage COVID 19 cases. Procurement processes are ongoing and work is scheduled to commence in July 2020,” he said.
He added that the facility was essential since Accra has remained a hotspot of COVID-19 cases.
The Mayor also expressed concerns over residents not wearing masks when they leave their homes, a development he indicated may be contributing to the increase in cases in Accra.
He said: “It is an offence to leave your home to public spaces without a mask. Most people have let their guards down and are taking the disease for granted”.