COVID-19: Ghana to open airports for domestic flights this weekend

COVID-19: Ghana to open airports for domestic flights this weekend

Ghana's Aviation Minister, Kofi Adda, has revealed that the West African nation is likely to open its airports for domestic flights this weekend.

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He noted that the airport company in collaboration with the port health officials would make sure that all the things that need to be installed to support the implementation of the protocol would take place.

According to him, all precautionary measures have been taken at all airports in the country to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

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Mr. Adda made the revelation to the media during a disinfection exercise at the airport by waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited.

All the handwashing devices, sanitizers, and anything that needs to be done would be made available. And that would be checked by the airport company and port health officials to ensure that all that is in place before we start operating. We are deliberately doing this because we want to start domestic flights first.”

He noted Ghana was the only country in all of Africa to closed down their airport and work is about to begin "so we have to make sure that we do it well and right so we can lead the way and set the example for other African countries to follow".

The Minister also added that foreign embassies and commissions in the country who would want to evacuate their citizens will be allowed to do so under a special arrangement.

Ghana shut all entry points to the country as part of measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19.

The decision, according to President Akufo-Addo, stems from the overwhelming COVID-19 cases imported into the country by travellers or from persons who have come into contact with travellers.

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Ghana’s current case count stands at 1,671 with 16 deaths. also earlier reported that the Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh has made some salient points with regards to education following the closure of all institutions of learning due to COVID-19.

According to him, despite the massive intervention of technology in keeping education running, there is no way education can be achieved without the teachers' presence.

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