The government has set up an inter-agency task force to prepare for the Coronavirus outbreak.
The task force is made up of state agencies including the Ghana Airport Company, Ghana Immigration Service, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, the Ghana Health Service, the Ministry of Information among the others.
Addressing a technical meeting of the task force in Accra on Monday, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu gave the assurance that the government will release funds to support the prevention and control of the Coronavirus.
Mr Agyemang-Manu said apart from the funding assurances, the government was also stepping up health surveillance at the various points of entry, especially at the airports.
He charged the various agencies to support the government’s effort of putting in place stringent measures to prevent the disease from reaching the shores of the country.
The task force also discussed the implementation of case management protocols, especially with transportation of suspected cases, quarantining and enforcing restrictive entry requirements as well as intersectoral collaboration, especially on awareness creation.
Later on Tuesday, members of the task force took some journalists on an inspection tour of Terminal 3 arrivals on Ghana’s preparedness against the spread of the Coronavirus .