Passport offices to resume work on Monday after COVID-19 break
- The passport offices across the country will resume operation on Monday, May 18, 2020
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration also added that the online application portal would be open for booking of appointments from Wednesday, 20th May 2020
- All applicants and official visitors alike would be required to wear face masks and have their own hand sanitizers before they are allowed entry into a PAC
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the passport offices across the country will resume operation on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Passport services were suspended at all the Passport Application Centres (PACs) nationwide in March 2020 as part of efforts to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
But in a press release on Thursday, May 14, the Ministry has said added that the online application portal would be open for booking of appointments from Wednesday, 20th May 2020.
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According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, gave some directives for the general public to comply with to help contain the spread of the disease as its passport services resume.
Meanwhile, the statement directed that all applicants and official visitors alike must wear face masks and have their own hand sanitizers before they are allowed entry into a PAC.
It also said applicants and official visitors will be required to adhere to strict social distancing measures adopted at the PAC’s and cooperate with officials of the passport office.
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In other news, The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease otherwise known as the COVID-19 may never go away.
The Emergencies Director for WHO, Dr. Mike Ryan, cautioned those who are trying to predict when the deadly virus would actually disappear to hold their horses.
Speaking at a news briefing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, he said that even if a vaccine is found, controlling the virus will require a “massive effort”.
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