245 Ghanaians deported from Kuwait to arrive in Ghana

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said that the Kuwait government will be deporting 245 Ghanaians from their country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He said they will be arriving in the country on Saturday, May 30.

According to him the 245 Ghanaians do not have legal documents to stay in the country as such plans are far advanced by the Kuwait government to deport all of them via a chartered flight though the country’s borders have been closed.

He said though Ghana’s borders have been closed for some weeks, exemptions have been given to other countries to evacuate their nationals.

Speaking about measures to ensure the safety of Ghanaians and the containment of the disease, all the 245 deportees will be mandatorily quarantined for a period and tested as the norm governing the country’s measures to curtail the spread of the disease.

“Since they are coming as deportees immigration laws governing such people will be used in processing them,” he said.

He stated that the Government of Ghana will be absorbing the cost of their quarantine period and treatment.

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