- The Ghanaian Embassy in the US has suspended its services temporarily over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus
- The suspension will take effect from Monday March 16, 2020
- According to the consulate, the suspension is in line with the State of Emergency declared by US President, Donald John Trump, and State Governor of New York.
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The Ghanaian Embassy in the US suspended its services temporarily over the outbreak of the global pandemic coronavirus
According to the consulate, the suspension which is expected to take effect from Monday March 16, 2020, is in line with the State of Emergency declared by US President, Donald John Trump, and State Governor of New York.
In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh , the embassy will continue to provide online services for visa applications, attestation of documents, sale of dual citizenship forms and issuance letters.
It also stated that the consulate will not be accepting any submission on the counter, adding that all application(s) should be mailed to :
The General Consulate
19 East 47 Street
New York, NY 10017
"With immediate effect, the Ghana Mission in the States has also suspended the issuance of biometric passport application(s) “to minimise the spread of the disease through person-to-person contact.”
The Ghana consulate also added that these measures are subject to review as and when the need arises.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has currently been declared as a global pandemic that is spreading rapidly around the world.
On March 12, Ghana confirmed two cases of the virus.
But on March 15, four other cases were confirmed to bring the number to a total of six cases recorded in Ghana so far.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Director at the Public Health Division Dr. Badu Sarkodie had confirmed that a total of 6 cases of coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana.
According to the official reported hundreds of people have been traced to have contacted the six people who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.
Apart from the two cases that were previously reported by the Ministry of Health to have been confirmed in Ghana, two more cases were confirmed on March 13, 2020.
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