COVID-19: Kotoka International Airport reportedly relaxes on safety protocols

COVID-19: Kotoka International Airport reportedly relaxes on safety protocols

- People who frequent the Kotoka International Airport have been reported as not adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols

- The main arrival and departure halls are also not adhering to the rules as well as in the waiting areas

- It was observed that a few others who wore the face masks had them either below their nose or on their chins

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Despite the cases of the coronavirus diseases recorded, it seems people have let their guard down on the COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Kotoka International Airport which happens to be the gateway into the country by air has also had its fair share of cases.

In a report filed by graphic.com.gh, many people who frequent the ‘meet and greet section’ of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) do not adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

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COVID-19 safety protocols clearly 'missing' at Kotoka International Airport
COVID-19 safety protocols clearly 'missing' at Kotoka International Airport

This is in spite of government’s directive that people should wear face masks in public and also observe the protocols of washing hands with soap under running water.

The report by graphic noted that apart from the main arrival and departure halls, the rules are not being enforced at the waiting areas.

It was observed that a few others who wore the face masks had them either below their nose or on their chins.

Another category of people with the mask had it either in their pockets or in their hands.

In response, the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Yaw Kwakwa said the anomalies had come to the notice of the management of the airport.

According to him, the GACL had instituted measures to address them.

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

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

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