Two Italians who entered Ghana onboard Air France flight, have been repatriated in compliance with the travel advisory directive issued by the Government to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information Minister, said at a trainer-of-trainers workshop for Regional Information Officers in Accra on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
“Last night there were two Italians coming in from the epic center, we got confirmation of the details and even though the aircraft was in the air, we had to make arrangement at the airport to ensure that they do not get off the aircraft and they are returned to their originating destination. Though we were yet to hit the 1pm deadline some soft enforcement has already commenced at our ports of entry,” Mr Nkrumah stated.
The government of Ghana has placed travel restrictions on persons coming in from countries that have a high prevalence rate of coronavirus infections.
This forms part of moves to prevent further spread of the virus as Ghana records four more new cases making it six in total, so far.