The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has shutdown the Obuasi Central Market among two others.
The move is to enforce physical social distancing and other protocols of Covid 19 to mitigate spreading of the viral disease in the mining city.
The Municipal Assembly has also directed all drinking spot operators to also close down shops to business effective Friday, May 8, 2020.
The Assembly has also directed residents in the community to compulsorily wear nose mask to manage easy spreading of nose and mouth droplets.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi, Elijah Adansi Bonah announced these directives while addressing a news conference in the municipality to outdoor new measures adopted by the Assembly in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The move became needful after the Municipality assumed the reputation as the epicentre of the COVID-19 in the Ashanti region, after recording 47 cases within some few days.