The Delta variant of COVID-19 has seen a rapid rise in the total number of cases in Ghana.
In an assessment of what can be done on a larger scale to curtail the rise, the Chief Executive of Dansworld Services Limited, Mr. Bernard Danso Ntow says stakeholders must step up public disinfection and fumigation exercise.
He made the call in a stakeholder meeting to discuss what environmental management companies like the one he heads can do to decrease the current rise in COVID-19 cases.
In underscoring the need for the country to step up its activities in the management of the new strain, he averred that “We have been living with COVID-19 for close to 18 months now and the virus keeps evolving. Hence, we must not also relent on the various actions we can do to protect ourselves. Let’s step up public disinfection and fumigation. It worked previously in helping bring the cases down.”
“This new emerging strain of the virus, delta variant, has taken the world in a manner many didn’t anticipate because the positive cases had been on a decline. New data around the world suggests that people infected with the delta variant are experiencing symptoms quite different from those commonly associated with earlier variants of Covid-19. In fact, data gathered from the World Health Organisation suggest that the new strain is more infectious and more transmissible.”
“Considering that people infected with the delta tend to infect more of their households based on statistics, it is important that public disinfection and fumigation are done consistently to kill any viruses on public surfaces”, Mr. Danso Ntow indicated.
The top 5 symptoms of the delta strain of Covid-19 are intense headache, sore throat, runny nose, fever, and persistent cough.
Mr. Bernard Danso Ntow of Dansworld Limited also added that data available indicates that, in contrast, cough and loss of taste are not as common with the delta strain hence, as many people as possible may be having the delta strain and visiting various public places, infecting the surfaces of items there unknowingly.
Dansworld Company Limited was tasked with the 1st and 2nd phase of the Volta Region’s national disinfection, fumigation, and cleaning of markets, lorry parks, and public places.
The company has also undertaken various fumigation exercises at places such as the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited, Nsawam Prisons, schools, and various churches.
Dansworld International Services Limited (DISL) is an environmental management company specializing in Facility management services, fumigation, cleaning. among others.