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Ghana imposes travel ban on countries with 200 or more cases of coronavirus

The government of Ghana has imposed a temporary ban on travelers from countries that have recorded 200 or more cases of coronavirus. This ban is however not applicable to Ghanaian citizens or foreigners with valid Ghanaian resident permits.


The travel ban was announced by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrkumah at a press briefing in Accra on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah also revealed that the government of Ghana is at this moment discouraging any form of travel to the country.
Speaking to the media Kojo said, “All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged. Non-Ghanaian citizens who within last 14 days have travelled to countries with more than 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases are barred from Ghana. There is also a mandatory 14 day self quarantine upon entry to Ghana”.


The new measures have been taken after Ghana announced that it has recorded 4 more cases of the deadly coronavirus, bringing the offical number of cases to six in the West African nation.
The government said three of the cases were recorded in Accra while one other was recorded in the Ashanti Region.
The Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie who provided updates on the country’s cases said in the new cases were also imported into the country.

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