President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the Ministry of Aviation as well as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and other stakeholders including the Ghana Airports Company Limited are liaising with the Ministry of Health to see whether each passenger that arrives in Ghana by air can be tested for coronavirus.
This is expected to immediately follow the reopening of Ghana’s airport.
This is scheduled to be possible by Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
“The outcome of that exercise will show us the way and determine when we can reopen our border by air.”
Until a report is received on that, President Akufo-Addo stressed, Ghana’s borders by air, sea and land remain closed to human traffic.
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Sunday, August 16 when he gave his 15th update on the government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
He, however, indicated that special dispensations will continue to be made for Ghanaians stranded abroad to return home.
But not until they are subjected to the mandatory quarantine, the President noted, and safety protocols.
Ghana’s land, sea and air borders were first shut to human traffic by an Executive Instrument (EI) on Sunday, March 22 after most of the confirmed cases of coronavirus then were imported.
The EI has been extended on a number of occasions.
So far, Ghana’s coronavirus confirmed cases are 42,532. A total of 40,362 have recovered while 231 have died.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana