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GOV’T strictly testing to prevent second wave of COVID-19 at KIA- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

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The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that government has taken note of the second wave of the COVID-19 virus which is happening in other parts of the world.

He said that government is taken the necessary measures to prevent the second wave of the virus to enter Ghana and therefore there is strict testing at the Kotoka International Airport.

“The government of Ghana has taken note of a new wave of Coronavirus infections in some parts of the world. Especially Europe, America and Asia. Countries in parts of Europe have seen a resurgence of Covid-19 cases after many of them successfully slowed the initial outbreak a few months ago. Scientists have also reported that countries like France, the UK, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands are currently dealing with what they call a much-feared second wave and are beginning to take some actions to curb it. Government takes note of the fact that at this time our borders or our air borders are open to flights from some of these countries thereby heightening our risk. 

“At this time, therefore, the government of Ghana is going for strict observation of the in-bound flight protocols that were outlined a few weeks ago when the airports were opened. There will be the strict observation but also we will have to continue with the two-bound test or the two-layer test approach that we are currently embarking on to ensure that the risk of what appears to be a second wave of cases in Europe poses to us is clearly mitigated. At the same time, while doing this, we will continue to strictly observe the developments in these countries and these developments will inform whether or not Ghana will consider some travel restrictions from these countries,” he said

He was speaking at a press briefing yesterday, September 27, 2020 in Accra. However, Ghana’s active cases of COVID-19 has dropped to 477 and the death toll is now 299.

Source: Ghana Waves

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