COVID-19: Britain flies 175 citizens out of Ghana

COVID-19: Britain flies 175 citizens out of Ghana

- 175 British citizens in Ghana were united with their families on Saturday, April 4, 2020

- British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker, confirmed this on his Twitter

- He thanked President Akufo-Addo for making it possible for the move to happen even though the country's borders are closed

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At least 175 British nationals have been flown out of Ghana’s capital, Accra, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker, in a tweet said his compatriots left on Saturday and have already reunited with their families in the United Kingdom.

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He was full of praise for the government of Ghana for the smooth collaboration. It is the third such emergency flight that has departed the country.

The flight also included some Australians, according to their High Commissioner to Ghana Andre Barnes.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo extended Ghana’s border closure by another two weeks effective Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The President announced the total closure of Ghana’s borders as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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So far Ghana has confirmed 287 COVID-19 cases with five deaths.

The outbreak has been detected in six regions across the country. earlier reported that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called on the Akufo-Addo government to learn from Togo as they put measures in place to fight the COVID-19.

According to Mahama, just like Togo, Akufo-Addo should include the provision of free electricity for all Ghanaians in these times.

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