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Business News of Sunday, 22 March 2020


Coronavirus: Ghana closes ports, KIA

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Ghana has shut down all of its borders and entry ports following the coronavirus outbreak.

The country has recorded twenty-one cases of the outbreak.

Addressing the nation on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo said: “All our borders; by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday”

“Everyone who comes into the country before Sunday will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus,” he announced.

“Fellow Ghanaians”, the President noted, “All that the government is doing is intended to achieve five key objectives: limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread, provide adequate care for the sick, limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life, and inspire the expansion of our domestic capabilities and deepen our self-reliance.”

“The Ministry of health is mobilising new and retired healthcare professionals to augment our preparedness in dealing with a possible surge in infections. It is heartening to hear the number of retired healthcare professionals who have stepped forward to offer their services,” he said.