Government Does Not Need To Ban Travellers From High Risk Covid-19 Countries – Dr Nsia Asare


We don’t need to ban travellers from coming to Ghana, there are enough measures to prevent Covid-19 importation

Dr Anthony Nsia Asare, Presidential advisor on health has said Ghana has put in place strict measures to limit the importation of the coronavirus into the country.

He said the testing done at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is one of the prudent measures introduced by the government to control the importation of the virus.

“Luckily for us Ghana, we have taken a lot of measures. The testing at the airport is one of the measures we have taken to make sure that we limit the importation into the country as much as possible.

Speaking in an interview on TV3 and monitored by on Thursday May 20, he trashed suggestions to the government to place restrictions on movements of persons from high risk countries like India to Ghana.

“We have also sent out travel advisory through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to all the embassies and consular services that we have  in the world . We also said if anybody is coming from this country and for that matter any part of the world , if it is not so essential  please don’t  come.

“India also has put into place some restrictions for their citizens from flying out of India. So these are all multiple things that come together to also  make sure that nobody comes unnoticed.”

Touching on the second vaccination exercise in Ghana which started on Wednesday May 19, he said “So far so good, we have been hearing some few delays here and there, it is normal especially when people rush for the first two days.”

“I think because we are using the data system some people go there and their names are not on the list and they have to search for it. That is causing some few delays and problems but it is being sorted out and I believe today will be better than what happened yesterday.”

“All what I will tell people is that anybody who was vaccinated between the 1st and the 9th of March  will be included in this vaccination so people should  not rush. The vaccination will be done every day of the week including Saturdays and Sundays. By Wednesday next week we will know the number of people who have been vaccinated.”

“There is no need for everybody to go there the first day and the second day  and rush and go and sit down for hours. If you go there and there are a lot of people there I will entreat you to go back and try the next day or  a day after when  the numbers have gone down.”

By: Stella Annan |


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