Identify anyone who arrived in Ghana after March 3 for testing - Akufo-Addo orders

Identify anyone who arrived in Ghana after March 3 for testing - Akufo-Addo orders

- President Akufo-Addo has said all individuals who entered Ghana after March 3 should be identified and tested

- His directive is in line with the government’s measures to curb the coronavirus spread

- The government had also introduced mandatory quarantine for some citizens beginning the Sunday night of March 22, 2020

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President Akufo-Addo has directed that all individuals who came into Ghana after March 3, 2020, should be identified and tested of the novel coronavirus.

He said this is part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of the disease.

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, reiterated that the president wants all individuals tested.

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Initially, the officials were looking for and tracing individuals who arrived from March 15, however, the president directed that it be started from March 3, Nkrumah explained.

Meanwhile, as reported earlier by, the government begun a mandatory quarantine exercise from Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Ghanaian citizens who arrived from then were all whisked away in military busses to different hotels where they would undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Media personality Gifty Anti was among the people, however, after six days, she tested negative for the virus.

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Ghana’s coronavirus confirmed cases have now jumped to 138 from 64.

78 of the cases came from those under mandatory quarantine.

In a related development, the president has said that the government is weighing all options before deciding on lockdown as a solution to curb the spread.

He said the majority of Ghanaians would be affected if a lockdown is decided upon without good planning.

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