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President Akufo-Addo has said that 26 COVID-19 cases has been recorded at the Kotoka International Airport since its reopening to traffic this month.
Addressing the nation on his 17th update he said “In spite of the requirement that all passengers must be in possession of a negative PCR test result upon their arrival in Ghana, a test which should have been conducted not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin, a total of 26 positive cases have been recorded from the tests at KIA,”
He attributed the detection of the cases to the compulsory test at the airport and said the $150 PCR test has come to stay.
“Let us pause for a moment and imagine what would have happened if these 26 positives had not been detected and had been allowed to mingle with the population. “Even though the $150 per passenger for the mandatory airport COVID test has been criticized in certain quarters, the value of the test in its speed, accuracy and savings for passengers, who no longer have to bear the cost of the 14-day quarantine in hotels, has been clearly established, ” he said.
President Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to remain discipline and follow the safety protocols.
Source: Ghana Waves