COVID-19: Borders Still Closed — Akufo-Addo
Ghana’s borders still remain closed despite the relaxation of the Coronavirus-induced restrictions by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, the President said, government has put in place measures to evacuate Ghanaians who have been stranded abroad due to the border closure.
He disclosed that the individuals who will be evacuated will be made to undergo mandatory quarantine and other safety protocols.
“Our border, by air, land, and sea, remains closed until further notice for human traffic. However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, a special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols,” he said.
More Ghanaians to return home
Ghana's borders have remained closed since March 2020, as part of measures to stop the importation of the novel Coronavirus into the country.
There are reports that a lot of Ghanaians are stranded in other countries due to the border closure.
Both the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) have made provisions for their citizens in Ghana to be evacuated, since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana.
The government is currently granting a special dispensation to allow for some categories of Ghanaians outside the country to return home.
Following a notice from Ghana's High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, there are indications that an evacuation flight is being arranged to bring home some Ghanaians on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
The Minority in Parliament had called on the government to evacuate Ghanaian citizens stranded in other countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic.