Coronavirus: US Government repatriates 305 American citizens

Coronavirus: US Government repatriates 305 American citizens

- The US Embassy in Ghana has evacuated 305 Americans back to the US amidst the COVID-19 spread

- The American citizens were sent back to the US on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

- The Embassy has, however, issued guidelines and directives to its citizens in Ghana wishing to return home

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the US Embassy in Ghana has evacuated 305 Americans back to the US amidst the COVID-19 spread.

According to a statement made public on the Embassy’s website, the American citizens were sent back to the US on March 25, 2020.

Despite the travel restrictions and closure of all entry points in the country, the repatriation exercise was done with support from the government of Ghana.

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“On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the US Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the United States,” the statement said.

Interestingly, the United States has so far recorded about 86,000 cases of the coronavirus disease thus, overtaking China.

Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

A video shared on the official Instagram handle of the UK Prime Minister indicates that the British politician, writer, and former journalist now serving as Prime Minister is self-isolating but not stepping back from his duties for the time being.

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Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Ghana noted that in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent the coronavirus, they would be temporarily suspending routine visa appointments.

In the news report on their website, routine visa services would resume when the conditions were quite favorable.

It also stated that if anyone had an urgent matter and needed to travel immediately, they should visit the website to request an emergency appointment.

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