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Robust Covid-19 testing at KIA is to curtail second wave of global infections – Facts Minister

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The Information and facts Minister claims the robust tests deployed at the Kotoka Intercontinental Airport (KIA) will assist curtail the importation of the novel coronavirus even as elements of the environment goes as a result of a second wave of virus infection.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah mentioned governing administration has taken notice of the new wave of the virus in some parts of the planet and is placing steps in spot to protect against a next influx from these affected international locations.

Talking at a push briefing in Accra on Sunday, he claimed, “Government of has taken take note of a new wave of coronavirus infections in some elements of the entire world, particularly in Europe, America and Asia.”

International locations in elements of Europe have seen a resurgence of Covid-19 situations soon after many of them productively slowed the initial outbreak a handful of months back.

Scientists have also reported that international locations like France, the British isles, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands are at the moment working with what they phone a a lot feared next wave and are commencing to take some actions to curb it.

The Ofoase Ayirebi MP mentioned, “Government has taken take note of the fact that at this time our borders or our air borders are open up to flights from some of these international locations there by heightening our chance.”

“At this time thus the govt of Ghana is heading for rigorous observation of the in-sure flight protocols that have been outlined a number of weeks ago when the airports have been opened.

He said that “There will be the rigid observation but also we will have to keep on with the two-sure examination or the two-layer check tactic that we are at the moment embarking on to make sure that the threat of what appears to be a 2nd wave of conditions in Europe poses to us is obviously mitigated.

“At the exact same time, while executing this, we will go on to strictly notice the developments in these countries and these developments will notify no matter whether or not Ghana will look at some vacation restrictions from these nations around the world,” he additional.

The place in recent months has found a decrease in active circumstances of the virus.

The most current figures unveiled by the Ghana Well being Provider indicates that Ghana has an active circumstance depend of 477 men and women nonetheless with the virus.

There are 46,353 verified situations and 45,577 folks who contracted the virus have recovered and have been discharged and 299 fatalities.



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