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General News of Monday, 8 June 2020

Source: Class FM

177 Germany-based Ghanaians flown back

Ghanaians leaving in Germany return to Germany Ghanaians leaving in Germany return to Germany

Some 177 Ghanaians resident in Germany were on Monday, 8 June 2020 airlifted from Accra back to Germany despite the world grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ghanaians, legal residence in the European country, were left stranded in Ghana after the borders were closed to prevent the importation of the coronavirus.

But on Monday, the German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, confirmed the departure of the Ghanaians in a tweet.

The aircraft arrived in Accra from Riga International Airport in Latvia. Travellers were subjected to strict baggage standards of one check-in baggage of not more than 24 kg and one carry-on bag not exceeding 5 kg.

The cost per head is 750 Euros.

The Ghanaians depart as nations have begun to ease restrictions.

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