COVID-19: Ghana to re-open borders by September 1 if… – Nana Addo hints
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has hinted that the country’s closed borders are set to be reopened by September 1 depending on the readiness and ability to ensure that every passenger who arrives in Ghana is tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Gossips24.com reports.
According to Akuffo Addo during his 15th National address on the combat against coronavirus yesterday, 16 August 2020, the reopening of the country’s borders will primarily depend on the measures stated above.
…I know many still ask whether our borders, especially our international airport, Kotoka International Airport will be opened…
Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) have been working with the Ministry of Health and its agencies to ascertain our readiness to re-open our airport.
I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger who arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus. The outcome of that exercise will show us the way and determine when we can re-open our border by air.
I’m hoping that by God’s grace we will be ready to do so by the 1st of September . Until further notice, our borders by air, land and sea remain closed to human traffic,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Ghana’s international land, air, and sea borders have been closed to human traffic since March 21