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We will ban flights from the UK if it becomes necessary- Information Minister

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Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that Ghana will ban flights from the United Kingdom if it becomes necessary for government to do so.

Countries have banned flights from the UK after the World Health Organization said there is a new strain of COVID-19 has been identified in southeast England, U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, and is spreading there faster than the original.

“It appears that this strain of the virus may be spreading more quickly, leading to more cases. There’s no indication that it may cause more severe disease.”

Concerns have been raised as Ghana is yet to ban flights from UK but Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the country is monitoring before any measures of such is taken.

“All cards remain on the table. Ghana has two layers of prevention for international travel but we (Government) continue to observe and if need be and some changes need to take place, it will be done accordingly.”

“That is why, despite the fact that we see commentary on platforms that close flights from the UK, close flights from the US, we are guided by the layers of prevention we have rolled out, but we continue to monitor the situation.” he said at a press briefing.

Source: Ghana Waves

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