Breaking: COVID-19: 2 Italians stopped from entering Ghana - Oppong Nkrumah reveals

Breaking: COVID-19: 2 Italians stopped from entering Ghana - Oppong Nkrumah reveals

- Two Italian nationals were reportedly prevented from entering Ghana

- They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday, March 16, 2020

- This is in line with the country's travel advisory policy

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh reveals that immigration officials at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday, March 16, 2020 stopped two Italian nationals from entering Ghana.

The two Italians reportedly arrived on board an Air France aircraft which landed in Accra.

Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made this known said the decision to prevent their entry into the country is in line with the government’s travel advisory following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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“Last night we got the confirmation of two Italians who were coming from the epicentre of the virus. Even though the aircraft was in the air, we had to make arrangements at the airport to ensure they do not get off the aircraft,"he said.

Earlier yesterday, the Government of Ghana reviewed its travel advisory policy in the wake of the coronavirus scare that has hit the country.

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This pushed the government to shut its borders to travelers from countries with more than 200 cases of the coronavirus.

The government underscored the need for all airlines to prevent travelers from affected countries from boarding flights heading to Ghana.

In all, 24 countries including Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, and Japan would be affected.

Other countries are Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States .

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