Coronavirus: US to repatriate Americans in Ghana

Coronavirus: US to repatriate Americans in Ghana

- The US Department of State is arranging flights for U.S. citizens to go back to the United States

- This is to help Americans who are having trouble leaving Ghana because of travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic

- YEN.com.gh cannot independently verify if there have been any diplomatic arrangements between the two countries

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the US Department of State is arranging flights for U.S. citizens to go back to the United States.

According to a report by GhanaWeb, this is to help Americans who are having trouble leaving Ghana because of travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet sighted by GhanaWeb, the State Department indicated that “those interested in being contacted if additional flights or repatriation flights to the US are scheduled, please send an email to acsaccra@state.gov with the subject line, ‘Return Travel to the US’."

YEN.com.gh cannot however independently verify if there have been any diplomatic arrangements between the two countries.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo directed that all of Ghana's borders be closed for two weeks as the nation fights the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The closure of the borders started from 12:00am on Sunday, March 22, 2020, after which every human who wants to enter will be quarantined and tested for the virus.

President Akufo-Addo made the announcement in his third address to the nation on the Coronavirus pandemic.

"Firstly, all our borders, that is by land, sea, and air will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday. Anybody who comes into the country before midnight will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus."

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Meanwhile, Ghana's COVID-19 cases have jumped to 27.

Per a report gathered by YEN.com.gh, out of the 27 cases, two deaths have been confirmed.

This was confirmed via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

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