COVID-19 update: 56 persons busted over attempts to enter Ghana

COVID-19 update: 56 persons busted over attempts to enter Ghana

- The Ghana Immigration Service has busted 56 persons including Ghanaians, attempting to enter Ghana through the land borders

- Since most of these foreigners could not enter through the airports, they resorted to entry through the country's land borders

- Offenders were sent back, while the Ghanaians were arrested and put into mandatory quarantine

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The Ghana Immigration Service has revealed that 56 persons including Ghanaians, have been busted for attempting to enter Ghana through the land borders.

According to the Deputy Controller General of the Ghana Immigration Service, some foreigners who attempted to enter the country landed at the Togo airport days before they tried to access the country's borders.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Deputy Comptroller General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Eric Afrifa said since most of these foreigners could not enter through the airports, they have resorted to entry through the country's land borders.

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Afrifa noted that the Aflao border has been one of the most targetted entry points by some Ghanaina nationals as well as foreigners.

According to him, seven Nigerians who were caught trying to enter the country through the Aflao border were prevented from entry and sent back.

On March 20, an American who landed at the Togo airport also tried to enter the country via the border but was arrested and sent into mandatory quarantine.

Five people including a Ghanaian doctor who also landed at the Togo airport were intercepted at the Sogakope inland border after they hired a vehicle from the Aflao border to smuggle them into the country.

Afrifa added that 12 tried to enter the country on Okada bikes while at the Elubo border, 21 persons on different Nationality tried to do same.

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Meanwhile, whiles a lot of people are suggesting a total lockdown, NPP activist and cousin to President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the calls by most Ghanaians for a lockdown in this country to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus will hurt the poor.

Since the number of cases started going up several people in the country have been calling on President Akufo-Addo and his government to totally lock down the country in order to control the spread of the deadly virus.

But a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh Gabby disclosed that every society can design its own lockdown with the ultimate goal of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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