Some commercial sex workers say their business has been badly affected by the outbreak of the (COVID-19) pandemic disease in Ghana.
The ladies of the night have lamented the low patronage of their services, saying that their regular clients from whom they used to earn a lot of money no longer finance them out of fear of catching the deadly disease.
Situation Update in Ghana has so far recorded 152 cases of Coronavirus (COVID 19) putting fear into a large section of the public.
As of 30th March 2020, at 08:30 hrs, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the last update at 11:00hrs on 29th March 2020. The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research tested 17 samples from the Upper East (3), North East (3) and Ashanti (11) regions all of which were Negative.
Total confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases in Ghana stands at 152 with five ( 5) deaths as of 30th March 2020 at 08:30HRS. No new test results have been received from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update.
Speaking to Kasapa FM’s Bonohene Baffuor Awuah on condition of anonymity, a commercial sex worker stated that the turn of events is making life difficult for them as they are no more making money.
She said although they’ve made sanitizers and wipes available for their customers to clean themselves after sex, they still don’t patronize their services.
“Business is not booming as it used to be, our customers are no more patronizing our services because of the outbreak of Corona virus. The Chinese people have cost us a lot with this disease. This is a job that we’ve been doing over the years to cater for our families, but now if the men are passing and we call them some verbally attack us. Now, the married men don’t stay long in town, they are in a rush to go home to their wives.”
She added: The President said only services at churches and mosques should be suspended, I didn’t hear him saying prostitutes should stop work. We are still working so the men should patronize us so that we can get some money to fend for ourselves and family. We’ve almost run out of business.