- The Ghana Airport Company Limited has announced a plan for those who are unable to pay for the $150 mandatory testing fees
- The GACL stated that those people would be quarantined for 14 days
- They would be transported by the security agencies to various quarantine centres
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The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has announced that passengers who refuse to pay the required $150 as the fees for the mandatory COVID-19 test will be quarantined.
According to a report filed by Pulse.com, the GACL noted that it will not compromise on its safety protocols laid out for all passengers who disembark at the airport.
The report further stated that the individuals who are unable to pay would be transported by the security agencies to quarantine facilities.
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 only ones excluded from the COVID-19 test at the airport are those who have a negative PCR test result that is not over 72 hours old.
A video recently went viral of some passengers, including a nursing mother, who were left stranded at the airport over their inability to pay for the test.
Authorities at the GACL reacting to the viral video, said the video was taken by disgruntled passengers who refused to pay for the test on arrival, and were waiting to be transported by state security agencies.
In other news, the Electoral Commission chairperson, Jean Adukwei Mensa has expressed disappointment in the fact that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama was not able to submit his nomination forms on his own.
According to her, she would have loved it if he presented the forms himself as that would have given the EC the opportunity to explain some of the modalities in the filing of the nomination to him.
Mahama will not file nominations to be president; some one else will She added that in his absence, his running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman could have at least done that on his behalf.
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Source: Yen News