Ghana mandatorily quarantines air passengers

Ghana mandatorily quarantines air passengers

- The government has started a mandatory quarantine for air passengers

- This applied to those who arrived in Ghana between Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2020

- This is to help the government’s effort in stopping the spread of the outbreak and curbing it

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Air travellers who arrived in Ghana between Saturday and Sunday were mandatorily quarantined as the country takes stringent measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus which seems to be spreading rapidly.

Passengers from Liberia and other parts of the world who came with various airlines were picked up at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and taken to a hotel for quarantine.

Some of these passengers were reported to have said that they were not informed about the likelihood of being quarantined upon arrival in Ghana.

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Ghana has recorded a total of 21 confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death involving a 61-year-old Lebanese man in Kumasi.

The country is, therefore, putting in place tough measures to contain the virus and protect its citizens and other nationals living within its borders.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday night, March 21, 2020, announced to the nation all Ghana’s borders including land, air and sea, would be closed to passengers from around the world for two weeks as part of containment and preventive measures.

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Meanwhile, an earlier report indicated that 8 of the persons who suffered the coronavirus have recovered.

In a related development, former president John Mahama has cautioned President Akufo-Addo to give Ghanaians plans on how his government intends to fight the outbreak and not just prayers.

He added that the NDC is on standby to help the government fight the outbreak if invited.

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