Pres. Akufo-Addo Directs Mass Testing For Persons Who Arrived In Ghana After 3rd March
President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked that individuals who arrived in the country from March 3 onwards should be traced and tested for coronavirus.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made the statement on behalf of the President said he(Akufo-Addo) insisted that the test be traced as far back as March 3 instead of March 15, as officials initially suggested.
He also explained that the Immigration Service has in its database information about persons who entered the country within the period in question
“The Ghana Immigration Service, working with the Ministry of Communication, and their agencies have a whole database of all those who came in,” he said, adding initially, officials were looking to start the tracing from those who came into the country from March 15 but the president directed they start from March 3.
Meanwhile, Ghana has now recorded 132 cases of deadly Covid-19 with 3 deaths and one recovery.
The government, on the other hand, is weighing all possible options and measures to curb the overwhelming cases of COVID19 in the country including a possible lockdown.