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Business News of Sunday, 15 March 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Businesses to suffer as government bans foreigners from entering Ghana?

Businesses in Ghana are expected to take a heavy hit following new measures taken by the government to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Recently, the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) predicted 'famine' in the country by May 2020 following the shortage of goods on the international market.

The prediction appears to be coming to fruition after the government on Sunday, March 15, 2020, issued a temporal ban on travellers from countries that have recorded over 200 cases of coronavirus.

This announcement by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong follows four more cases recorded in the country making a total of 6 persons infected with the global pandemic, coronavirus.

"Any traveller except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana resident permits who within the last 14 days has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of COVID-19 will not be permitted in the Ghanaian jurisdiction," he stressed.

The government is also strongly advising against travel to the West African country.

They have also instructed airlines not to allow persons from coronavirus prone areas to enter the country.

Meanwhile, the government has released a whopping $100 million to fight the coronavirus.

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