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Coronavirus: Ghana bans travellers from high-risk countries as confirmed cases rise to six

Coronavirus: Ghana bans travellers from high-risk countries as confirmed cases rise to six
March 15
18:10 2020
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The Ghanaian government says people who have been to countries with over 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 14 days would not be allowed into the country.

Kojo Nkrumah, minister of information, announced this on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference in Accra, Nkrumah said confirmed cases have now increased  to six “after four more people, all of whom who traveled abroad, tested positive”.

Nkrumah said people are strongly discouraged from travelling into the country. Ghanaian citizens or persons with Ghana residence permit, are exempted from the ban.

The minister, added that however, persons allowed into the country will undergo a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine.

“All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice,” the advisory read.

“Any traveler, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who, within the last l4 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19 will not be admitted into the Ghanaian Jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.

“There will be a mandatory l4-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Guidelines for sclf-quarantine will be available at the various Ghanaian ports of entry.

“Enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with state security and health authorities. Persons determined to be unable to satisfactorily self-quarantine will be quarantined by the State.

“Any admissible traveler, who exhibits symptoms of Covid-l9 will be quarantined and tested upon reaching Ghana.”

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