Stop intimidating travelers who doubt their Covid status after KIA testing – Minority

The Minority in Parliament have asked the government to stop intimidating travelers who doubt their Covid status after going through the testing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Lawmaker for Juaboso Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, addressing a press conference in Parliament today Friday July 30 said travelers who doubt their status should be allowed to have a second opinion .

He noted that a lot of travelers who are going through Covid testing at the Kotoka International Airport are doubting the results of those tests.

“Videos and audios have gone viral to that effect and it will be irresponsible on our part as minority to say due to that  government must stop doing the testing at our entry points.

“It is very important, it is major step in our fight against Covid-19 that we have testing’s done at our various entry points.

 “That notwithstanding, in order  to bring this matter  to a closure,  in order to stop this cry  we will recommend  to government, the Minister responsible for heath  and the minister responsible for transport, as a matter of  urgency that  must pity their heads together  and come out with measure  that will afford those who  are doubting their Covid status  an independent opinion on their status .

“We are recommending  as matter of urgency  that government  should pout measures within  week  so that travelers who are  doubting their Covid status as a result of the testing they go through at the KIA , will be afforded the opportunity  to have a second or an independent opinion.

“What I describe as unacceptable is the attempt to intimidate and use the security against them when they are speaking out.

“That is highly unacceptable and it must be stopped with immediate effect.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana