Reopening of airport: 16 COVID-19 cases recorded so far at Kotoka - Oppong Nkrumah

Reopening of airport: 16 COVID-19 cases recorded so far at Kotoka - Oppong Nkrumah

- The Kotoka International Airport has since its reopening recorded 16 cases so far

- Four out of the 16 people have been hospitalised

- The rest of the infected people are being managed from home

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The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) was opened to international flights by government on September 1, 2020 with a lot of conviction.

The Government stated that they had put a lot of logistics in place to ensure no passenger with coronavirus gets into the country.

The airport has, however, since its reopening recorded 16 cases so far.

According to a report filed by theghanareport, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said over 6,000 tests have so far been conducted on arriving travelers.

Reopening of airport: 16 COVID-19 cases recorded so far at Kotoka

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Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, on updates on the surveillance report, he revealed that four out of the 16 people have been hospitalised.

He however, added that those four do not have severe symptoms and the rest are being managed from their homes.

COVID-19 statistics from the Ghana Health Service as of September 16, revealed that Ghana’s active case count stands at 564 with 45,655 confirmed cases.

The death toll stands at 294 while recovery rate has risen to 44, 797.

Ghana recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020 after two persons entered the country without knowledge of infection from the virus.

One was a Norwegian and the other a Ghanaian national.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo confirmed that, the Kotoka International Airport would begin operation on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in an earlier report by YEN.com.gh.

According to him all passengers who would be reporting to the airport are to have a negative COVID-19 test result.

The result he said should not be more than 72 hours old when presented at the airport.

Aside possessing a negative COVID-19 test result, the president announced that all passengers who disembark at the airport would be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test.

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