KIA: Persons with COVID-19 will be handed to Authorities for action - Akufo-Addo

Freedom of movement of airline passengers who will test for COVID-19 after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport will be curtailed whilst those to test negative can go without any restrictions.

"Passengers, who test positive for COVID-19, will be handled by the health authorities for further clinical assessment and management; and passengers, who test negative, can, thereupon, enter Ghana to go about their lawful activities, and will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions during their stay in Ghana".

President Akufo-Addo made this guidelines known during his 16th televised address to the nation on the measure taken by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

"Any passenger arriving in Ghana must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin", he vowed

"The test should have been done not more than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin"

"All airlines have been instructed to ensure compliance with this directive for all passengers wishing to travel to Ghana, and those airlines who fail in this regard will be duly sanctioned"

Meanwhile, the country’s land and sea borders remain closed.