The Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Higher East Area has called on the authorities to adopt measures to quarantine travellers at borders in the location in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Sunday Casper Kampoli, the Regional Deputy Communications
Officer of the Get together who made the phone in an job interview with the Ghana Information
Agency on the aspect-line of a press meeting mentioned the measure would assist
reduce any feasible spread of the condition in the Region.
The push convention which was held at the Party’s Workplace at Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga East District named on the President Akufo-Addo to do anything about the shut but open, porous borders of the Upper East Area in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Kampoli mentioned the Area was bordered with Burkina Faso and Togo which experienced recorded large figures of COVID-19 cases and noticed that Ghana similar very well with people nations around the world in its daily functions which authorized citizens from the two nations to freely shift into the country by means of authorized and unapproved routes in spite of the official closure of borders.
He instructed that a robust patrol staff of the military,
immigration and law enforcement be deployed to check both equally accepted and unapproved routes,
and guarantee that persons who made use of those people routes.
This, he mentioned would avert folks from the neighbouring
international locations from integrating with inhabitants in the Location and potentially spreading
the virus, emphasizing that checking that absolutely everyone coming from individuals nations
are examined will halt the spread”.
According to Mr Kampoli, if that was not finished, “Silently, we
are integrating with individuals who might have had contacts with infected individuals in
Burkina Faso and Togo and may not know. Some citizens in Burkina Faso conveniently
move into Paga and Navrongo, simply because of the small distance.”
The NDC at the push conference addressed by the Mr Saeed Ahmed Tijani, the Regional Communications Officer, also identified as on the government to “provide all necessary Personal Protecting Tools (PPE) at all 4 authorized borders in the Area to improve powerful screening and the protection of our overall health workers.”
Mr Tijani known as for the laboratory at the Regional healthcare facility
in Bolgatanga to be sufficiently outfitted to test potential COVID -19 conditions
immediately rather of the present-day follow of transporting blood samples to
Kumasi or Accra.
“This is not excellent ample for the reason that time is of essence, and
this kind of a course of action may perhaps compromise the precision and integrity of the results”, he