COVID-19: Ghanaians under mandatory quarantine threaten to 'escape' if not tested and released (video)

COVID-19: Ghanaians under mandatory quarantine threaten to 'escape' if not tested and released (video)

- Some Ghanaians under mandatory quarantine have complained bitterly in a video making rounds on social media

- This comes after President Akufo-Addo's directive to close Ghana's borders including the country's air space

- Th quarantined Ghanaians gave health authorities 24 hours to test and release them else they will decide against the president's directive

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A video making rounds on social media has some persons under mandatory quarantine threatening to decide against the directive of President Akufo-Addo if they are not tested and released.

Ghana has recorded 52 cases of COVID-19 infected persons with two deaths and 1,030 people under mandatory quarantine.

Air travellers who arrived in Ghana between Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22, 2020, were quarantined by the state as the country takes strict measures to prevent the deadly virus.

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According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of people under mandatory quarantine is 1,030.

Some have been held up in hotels and are having their bills including feeding fee being catered for by the Government of Ghana.

In a recent video seen by YEN.com.gh, some Ghanaians who are among persons who were quarantined after they arrived in Ghana, threatened to decide against the president’s directive if they are not immediately tested and released.

One man in the video, who touted his Ghanaian identity and said he is a Science student also asked for more details about their situation.

He together with the others complained bitterly about the situation.

Watch video below.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday, March 21, 2020, announced that Ghana’s borders (land, air and sea), would be closed to passengers for two weeks as part of the containment and preventive measures.

Following the directive, the country has taken steps to quarantine all travellers who arrived in Ghana between Saturday and Sunday.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that as people take precautions amid the spread of the novel Coronavirus, a recent footage has a mentally ill man in nose mask to protect himself from catching the deadly disease.

The hilarious but motivating video sighted by YEN.com.gh captures a mentally challenged man wearing a nose mask to prevent himself from catching the deadly Coronavirus.

This video comes after President Akufo-Addo outlined some guidelines in a broadcast on social media against the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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