Two Italians onboard an Air France flight on Monday were not allowed to get off as Ghana tightens measures to prevent the spread of the deadly corona virus.
Already, six persons have tested positive in the country, prompting Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to take tough decision to protect the safety of Ghanaians.
The president on Sunday banned public gatherings and closure of schools and universities. Many institutions have responded to the president’s call with churches suspending church service and other activities like wedding and Easter convention.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview with TV3’s Selorm Amenyah indicated that the country took precautionary measures in turning away the two Italians at the Kotoka International Airport without “confirmation of the details” of the two.
“Last night there were two Italians who were clear were coming from the epicenter…
“Even though the aircraft were in the air, we had to make arrangement at the airport to ensure that they don’t get off the aircraft and are returned to the originating destination.”
The Information Minister further announced that some “soft enforcement” has already commenced at Ghana’s ports of entry.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah would however not state whether Ghana would review its travel ban.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana