COVID-19: We’ve lost all customers and can’t pay our bills – Kumasi sex workers cry out

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Ghanaians have been buzzing after the announcement from the President on the steps taken to ensure that the spreading of the Coronavirus in the country is reduced or minimized.

President Akuffo Addo during his Nations address stated that as part of the measure put in place to avoid the further spread of the Coronavirus, schools are to be closed down as well as no public gathering until further notice.

The President also announced that Church activities are also to be postponed for the next four weeks (1 month) since they are places where people gathered and the virus can be spread easily at those places.

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After the announcement, a section of commercial sex workers in Kumasi lamented the decline in the patronage of their services.

According to them, since the Coronavirus showed it ugly head in Ghana, customers they normally entertain do not look in their direction any longer. This is because these customers are conscious of the times the world is in and do not want to trade their lives for sexual fantasies.

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One ‘Ashawo’ identified as ‘Queen of the Night’ said:

“Though I am afraid of the disease I have to confront it as it is my source of income. I used to entertain 10 customers a day, but with the advent of the coronavirus, only two customers have patronized me in four days, even at reduced prices,”

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Another lady was indeed in a dilemma also said:

“Life has become hard. Since last week, I have not even slept with one customer, how am I going to pay for my rent and other bills? I am afraid of the COVID-19, but there are other diseases that kill. I pray that the disease is controlled as early as possible to reverse business to normalcy.”

Ghana has so far recorded 68 confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with 3 death tolls but the government has already placed a ban on all public gatherings including churches, mosques, conferences, etc.

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