COVID-19: All foreigners seeking to work and stay in Ghana will be tested - GIS

COVID-19: All foreigners seeking to work and stay in Ghana will be tested - GIS

- The Ghana Immigration Service has announced that it would begin an enhanced compulsory medical examination for all foreigners seeking to work and stay in Ghana

- This new directive becomes an addition to the already existing medical examination

- All medical examination for the permits would be done at the GIS clinic located at its national headquarters in Accra

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has announced that it would begin an enhanced compulsory medical examination for all foreigners seeking to work and stay in Ghana.

This new directive becomes an addition to the already existing medical examination done by the GIS on foreigners seeking work and residential permits.

The directive which is expected to take effect from June 15, 2020, would include testing for COVID-19 and would cover other permits such as Indefinite Residence, Right of Abode and Naturalization, as well as renewal of other Residence permits.

Immigration Service to conduct mandatory medical exam for foreigners seeking work permit

GIS PRO, SUPT. Michael Amoako-Atta Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The GIS added that the enhanced mandatory medical examination, would not only help streamline and regulate the issuance of Work, Residence and other permits in the country but to also safeguard public health and security.

The directive would also help obtain information on the health status of immigrants.

All medical examinations for the permits would be done at the GIS Clinic located at its national headquarters in Accra.

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In other news, 35 out of the over 200 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID-19.

The figure represents almost 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival on May 23, 2020.

The information was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service’s coronavirus case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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