Ghana tightens airport protocols amid new strain of Covid-19

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has assured the country of testing regime in place at Kotoka as amongst the strictest in the world, and, as certified by the Food and Drugs Authority.

He said the regime is capable of detecting the new variant of COVID-19, ‘which is plaguing other nations around the world’.

He made this known in his latest update on Ghana’s management of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to assure all Ghanaians that the testing regime in place at Kotoka is amongst the strictest in the world, and, as certified by the Food and Drugs Authority, it is capable of detecting this new variant of COVID-19, which is plaguing other nations around the world,”

The President further announced that all arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19, asymptomatic or not, will undergo mandatory isolation and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation centre.

The isolation will be for seven days at the cost of Government.

All passengers who are in isolation will undergo a repeat COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival, with the cost also borne by Government.

This test will also include genomic sequencing for COVID-19, the president indicated.

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