Government bans travels from countries with more than 200 COVID-19 cases as it moves to contain spread of disease

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Following the announcement of four new cases in Ghana, the Government, through the Ministry of Information has released a travel advisory to the traveling public.

The travel advisory enforces a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction as well as discouraging all travels to the country.

It also assures that guidelines for self-quarantine will be made available at all entry points of the country while all persons exhibiting symptoms of the virus at the point of arrival in the country will be quarantined and tested.

”There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Guidelines for self-quarantine will be available at the various ports of entry. Enforcement protocols are being deployed in collaboration with state security and health authorities,” a statement in possession of ABCNews said.

It adds that ”Any traveller, except for Ghanaian citizens, coming from or who has been to a country, that has recorded at least 200 cases of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian Jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction.”

Cases of the coronavirus outbreak have shot up to six so far out of a total of 100 suspected cases that were investigated in the country.

The four new cases recorded over the last 48 hours, comes on the heels of the two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

At a joint press conference between the Information Ministry, Health Ministry and the Ghana Health Service, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie confirmed the new cases of the global pandemic which has claimed 5,900 lives.



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