Government through the Minister of Trade and Industry has issued fresh guidelines in a bid to stop the fast spread of coronavirus at work places.
According to available data, amplified by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Thursday, June 25, new cases being recorded are “predominantly coming from work places”.
As a result, Trades Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen took to the podium at the bi-weekly press update of the Ministry of Information to outline new measures to be put in place at various work places including factories in order to stem the spread of the virus.
Mr Kyerematen said government has resolved to enforce a mandatory ‘No handshake, no hugging and no spitting’ policy at all times at work.
Factories and enterprises with more than 29 employees, he also mentioned, are expected to have a registered nurse in service.
“If our factories and industries are not practising this measure, they are required to practise it now and that is the important message that we are carrying across today,” he stressed.
The Trades Minister also announced that face-to-face meetings should be discouraged as much as possible at all workplaces.
“Employers should allow staff to work virtually if possible.”
He said workforce should even be scheduled into shifts in order to observe the social distancing protocol as much as possible.
“These are the protocols that we are advising for work places either industrial factories, retail outlets or shopping malls.”
He also warned employers against dismissing any staff who tests positive for the virus.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana