U.S. Embassy suspends activities over COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. Embassy suspends activities over COVID-19 pandemic

- The US Embassy in Ghana has taken steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

- In view of this, the embassy would be temporarily closing down

- Those with urgent travel needs are advised to request an emergency appointment

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A news report sighted on the website of the US Embassy in Ghana noted that in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent of the coronavirus, they would be temporarily suspending routine visa appointments.

In the news report, routine visa services would resume when the conditions were quite favorable.

It also stated that if anyone had an urgent matter and needed to travel immediately, they should visit the website to request an emergency appointment.

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The report however also stated that the emergency services for U.S. Citizens in Ghana would continue.

"Routine services for U.S. Citizens in Ghana will continue on a reduced schedule to ensure the safety and welfare of our citizens and employees," the stament noted.

The U.S. Embassy echoes government's call to observe prescribed social distancing and personal hygiene measures to prevent community spread.

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Earlier, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo in a Facebook live video announced that all public and private schools including universities are from 16th of March 2020 suspended for the next four weeks.

Also, all public gatherings have been suspended for the next four weeks as part measures to control the spread of coronavirus.

Church services, conferences, public funerals, political rallies, and all other public gatherings are also suspended.

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