Some 263 Ghanaians have arrived in the region from Kuwait, in the initially wave of evacuations of nationals stranded overseas as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Info Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told journalists on Friday, the travellers aboard the flight were deportees identified to have been illegally residing in that nation.
JoyNews is having said that finding out the deportees are in the minority and that most of the passengers are stranded Ghanaians making their way dwelling, which include some authorities officers.
A assertion issued by the Ministry of Nationwide Stability clarified that the 263 are returnees.
The passengers aboard Kuwait Airways flight KU1511 touched down at the Kotoka Intercontinental Airport at about 2:15pm Saturday.
It is the initial these types of arrival of travellers because Ghana closed its borders on March 22, 2020 to halt the importation of coronavirus conditions and according to a countrywide stability resource, will be a take a look at run for the airlifting of an estimated 3,000 nationals stranded overseas as a outcome of the closure of the country’s borders.
It also marks the easing of air border limits, even as government initiates a nationwide dialogue on how the place can be steadily returned to some normalcy inspite of the pandemic.
Ghanaians together with rapper, Sarkodie who ended up out of the state at the time the borders ended up closed have been pleasing to authorities to facilitate charter flights to evacuate them as numerous airlines have suspended flights to most places.
International locations these kinds of as the US and Uk have arranged equivalent flights for their nationals who had been impacted by the border closure and hundreds of these kinds of people have returned house under specific waivers granted by the govt of Ghana.
National safety sources explain to JoyNews the repatriation flights for Ghanaians overseas are staying organized and that there could a lot more evacuations in the future number of weeks.
Codenamed Operation RETURN Property, the physical exercise is currently being performed by the Joint Endeavor Pressure and aims to be certain the easy reception, screening and quarantining of returnees.
However the returnees from Kuwait are claimed to have all been screened for COVID-19, all of them will be sent into mandatory quarantine when they arrive on Saturday.
The Joint Job Power includes reps from the Nationwide Safety Council Secretariat, Ghana Immigration Support, Ghana Health Support as perfectly as the law enforcement and navy.
The closure of Ghana’s borders was to end the further importation of coronavirus scenarios.
This on the other hand meant that numerous Ghanaians who had traveled out of the state at the time, could not make their way back again.