Police arrest 480 Illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Burkina Faso

Police arrest 480 Illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Burkina Faso

- Illegal aliens from Nigeria and Burkina Faso have been arrested

- The undocumented immigrants total 480

- Police in the Upper East have confirmed the arrest of all 480 immigrants

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Ghana Immigration have round up 480 Nigerian and Bourkinabe illegal immigrants in the Upper East Region.

These undocumented aliens are said to have made their way through Ghana’s porous borders, the upper East Regional police PRO, DSP David Fianko-Okyere, revealed to the media.

All immigrants were not in facemasks, neither have their Covid-19 status being determined.

Police arrest 480 Illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Burkina Faso
All 480 immigrants rounded up at the Upper East Regional Police station. (Photo: Facebook)
Source: Twitter

Already, the Ghana Airport Company has been warned about the high rate of Covid-19 cases being recorded at the Kotoka International Airport.

Police arrest 480 Illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Burkina Faso
Police arrest 480 Illegal immigrants from Nigeria, Burkina Faso (Photo: Facebook)
Source: Twitter

In an emergency letter by the Frontier Healthcare Service (FHS) to the Managing Director of the Airport Company, Yaw Kwakwa, the company revealed that 75 positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded on the 24th of April alone. “This exceeds the previous highest rate of 45 positive cases on the 21st of April.

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To this end, government has been urged to reinforce strict measures on the PCR results acceptable for entry into Ghana.

“It has become imperative to implement new guidelines to curtail the influx of positive cases into the country,” the letter warned.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging African countries including Ghana not to throw away expired Covid-19 vaccines. The Organization says the vaccines are safe for use despite their expiry.

The appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they would destroy more than 70,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab because they expired in mid-April, the BBC reports.

"My appeal to member states is: if we are doing our part to mobilise these vaccines, you do your part and use the vaccines," John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC stated.

Recent figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have dropped to 25.

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So far, 555,259 vaccine doses have been administered to the arms of over 250, 000 Ghanaians, the GHS has stated.

Ghana’s nationwide inoculation program has been commended by many including the World Bank which believes the economy will grow by some 2 percent in 2021.

Despite the gains, government is leaving nothing to chance. So far, police officials have been deployed across all beaches in coastal areas. This is to ensure that revelers do not flout Covid protocol.

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