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26 out of 10,000 persons who arrived at KIA test positive for COVID-19

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Sixteen out of the twenty-three airlines that operated in Ghana prior to the closure of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), because of COVID-19 pandemic have resumed operations.

Since its reopening, 26 of the more than 10,000 passengers that have so far arrived at the Airport have tested positive for the disease.

In his 17th televised address to the Nation on measures taken to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo justified the 150 dollar fees charged for COVID-19 testing on passengers who arrive in Ghana at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

He said the quality of the testing being done makes a case for the fees. 

President Akufo-Addo was hopeful Ghana will achieve zero active cases and encouraged Ghanaians to continue to observe the social distancing protocols put in place by the health authorities.

The mandatory wearing of facemask has also been extended by an additional three months.

This follows the coming into effect of a new Executive Instrument which was signed on the 14th of this month.

In his address, the President explained that until 14th December, it is still an offence to be seen outside one’s home without facemask as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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