In a move to curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic within the business community, Government and the private sector through the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and other stakeholders have finalized guidelines on workplace protocols.
To this end, AGI has volunteered some measures that will be made mandatory at all workplaces and these measures are currently under consideration.
Already, some major companies and institutions have implemented their own respective workplace protocols and guidelines to contain the spread of coronavirus, but the impending guidelines about to be rolled out will be binding at all workplaces.
An Executive Instrument (EI) to give the guidelines legal backing is underway. This will ensure that people adhere to the safety protocols at their respective workplaces in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
The move has become necessary following reports that some workplaces have become hotspots of the disease, making it very difficult for health officials to deal effectively with the pandemic.
President Nana Akufo Addo earlier reported that a worker at a fish-processing factory in Tema infected about 533 other workers at the facility with the coronavirus.
Again, construction of the Tema-Mpakadan Railway project – which is the starting point of the Ghana-Burkina Railway Interconnectivity Project – is still on hold following the spread of coronavirus among the workers.
Pursuant to this, the Government has already commenced a series of engagements with stakeholders to examine potential restriction measures to ensure safety of the populace.
In the coming weeks, various measures aimed ensuring a gradual process for implementing the post restrictions era are expected to be outlined.