COVID-19: Kotoka International Airport begins scaling down operations; VIP lounge shut down

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has temporarily closed down the VIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport as measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.

The temporary closure of the VIP Lounge takes effect today, March 21, 2020.

The Ministry in its explanation said “In light of the foregoing, it has become mandatory for all inbound and outbound passengers, including emergency cases, to use Terminal 3 of the KIA and go through laid-down arrival and departure protocols. Services at the VIP Lounge would be restored when the situation normalises.”

Ghana has confirmed 3 additional cases of the deadly COVID-19. This brings the country’s total cases to 19 with no deaths.

The report disclosed that the 17th case is a 55-year-old Ghanaian woman who resides in the United Kingdom but returned to Ghana about two weeks ago. After showing symptoms and getting tested, the results came out positive in the laboratory.

The 18th case is also a Ghanaian lady resident in the UK. The 84-year-old lady came to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks and developed symptoms. Laboratory tests of her sample confirmed the coronavirus.

A 27-year-old Chinese male who returned to Ghana and travelled to the Ashanti Region in the past two weeks developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

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