Two Italians blocked from entering Ghana amid coronavirus scare


Government says two Italians were blocked from entering Ghana at the Kotoka International Airport, as the country accelerates measures towards containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Minister for Information made this revelation at a media briefing on Tuesday, March 17.

Providing updates on the situation as far as COVID-19 is concerned, the Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. explained that the travelers were on their way to Ghana on the night of March 16, but arrangements were made with the airline not to allow them to land within the jurisdiction.

He also mentioned that the Italians were coming from the “epicenter” but fell short of giving details as to the exact area.

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He, however, emphasised that they were prevented from disembarking the flight.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed another case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of recorded cases to seven.

According to the Service’s website, the latest was recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

“The case-patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days,” the statement said.

The statement said the latest case is also an imported one and is “being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.”

The communique revealed that the latest case, like the previous ones, is also an imported one and is “being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.”

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