Akufo-Addo directs mass testing for individuals who arrived in Ghana after 3rd March

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has that passengers who flew into the country from March 3 should be traced and tested for coronavirus.

This is part of enhanced measures to track the real number of persons who have contracted the infection in a bid to prevent further spread.

About 1,030 passengers were mandatorily quarantined after they arrived in the country last weekend before the country’s borders were shut.

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.

“…Initially, we were looking to start around the 15th [March] but the President has asked us to go back as far as the 3rd [of March],” he said.

Meanwhile, Ghana has now recorded 132 cases of deadly Covid-19 with 3 deaths and one recovery.

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