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Government is considering imposing travel restrictions on passengers from some countries following a new wave of COVID-19 across Europe,US and Asia.

Countries including France, the UK, Poland and the Netherlands are now dealing with a second wave of COVID-19 and taking measures which include lock downs to curb it.

Speaking at a media briefing in Accra, Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said Ghana’s risk may be heightened after opening its air borders to these countries.

To this end, government is enforcing strict protocols on inbound travels to ensure stricter observation of all safety protocols at the country’s airport.

Meanwhile, two more persons have died of  COVID-19 in Ghana. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 299.

Ghana has also recorded 131 new cases, making the total number of positive cases 46,353.

According to the latest update by the Ghana Health Service, the new cases were recorded in the Upper East, Oti, Ahafo, Volta, Eastern, Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.

Western, Central, Bono East, Western North, Northern, North East, Savannah and Upper West Regions recorded no new cases.

The number of recoveries and discharge is now 45,577 with 477 active cases.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah urged the public to adhere to all safety measures.

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