COVID-19 update: Akufo-Addo addresses nation tonight

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be addressing the nation tonight over measures taken against the spread of coronavirus in the country. 

The President’s address will be at 8 p.m.

This will be the President’s 16th COVID-19 address to the country.

In his 15th address, Nana Akufo-Addo said the government was working to re-open Ghana’s borders by 1 September 2020 depending on the readiness and availability to ensure that every passenger who arrives is tested, subject themselves to the mandatory 14-day quarantine and other COVID-19 safety protocols.

“I know many still ask whether our borders, especially our international airport, Kotoka International Airport will be opened.

“Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) have been working with the Ministry of Health and its agencies to ascertain our readiness to re-open our airport.”

“I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger who arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus. The outcome of that exercise will show us the way and determine when we can re-open our border by air.

“I’m hoping that by God’s grace we will be ready to do so by the 1st of September [2020]. Until further notice, our borders by air, land and sea remain closed to human traffic,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Ghana as at Sunday, 30 August 2020 had recorded a total of 44,205 COVID-19 cases with 42,777 recoveries, 1,152 active cases and 276 deaths.


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