Used panties, braziers and handkerchiefs source of COVID-19 spread – GSA

Used panties, braziers and handkerchiefs source of COVID-19 spread – GSA

The Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) has warned against second-hand goods into the country as Ghana joins the World to fight Coronavirus outbreak declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Used undergarments such as panties, braziers, handkerchiefs and other sanitary wares are dangerous to use if they are not washed properly”, Director, Middle Belt Directorate, Ghana Standard Authority, Dr. Samuel Kofi Frimpong said.

According to him, the decision by the government to ban second hand clothing from Ghanaian markets aims at controlling communicable diseases including Coronavirus from other countries.

Sometimes the germs in them are difficult to kill even after washing them”, the GSA boss told host during a one-on-one interview stating officials are always on red alert to ensure goods from other countries imported into Ghana safety for Ghanaians usage.

“Our responsibility to ensure quality goods into the country has not been compromised. We therefore ensuring everything, we deliver the best to our people”, Dr. Samuel Kofi Frimpong said.

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has called for strict enforcement of legislation on second-hand goods in the country.

According to the Director-General of the authority, Professor Alex Dodoo, the enforcement, which would start in due course, would be done at the various entry points of the country.

Following the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Professor Alex Dodoo said the time to act is now.




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