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Regional News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020


Burkina Faso, Republic of Guinea threaten to return coronavirus-infected Ghanaians

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Correspondence from the Northern Region

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed has disclosed that, Ghana's attempt to repatriate the ten (10) foreigners who were apprehended, quarantined and later tested positive for the COVID 19 in Tamale has proved futile.

According to him, Ghana's engagement with the Guinean authorities was unsuccessful as they registered their unwillingness to accept their citizens who have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.

‘Our headache is that the Guinean authorities are saying they will not agree for us to return them,' the minister said.

He however disclosed that, the Ghana Government is in talks with Burkina Faso authorities to return these persons considering that is their original place of residence before they moved into Ghana.

According to the Northern Regional Minister, Burkina Faso authorities are threatening to return Ghanaian nationals who are said to be sick and receiving treatment should Ghana decide to return the 10 people who illegally got into the country and tested positive for the COVID 19.

The northern regional minister has therefore urged the people of Tamale to remain calm amidst assurances that, they are working towards ensuring that these affected people are returned to their respective countries.

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