Ghana has confirmed four more cases of the COVID-19. This was announced by the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie at a press briefing on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
“This brings to a total of six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, there are no deaths and this is the situation as at March 14, 2020. All the 6 cases were imported into Ghana,” Dr Sarkodie said.
The new cases include a female student of the University of Ghana who had returned from the United States of America.
The first two index cases, imported from Norway and Turkey, were announced on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Travel To Ghana Discouraged
The Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, at the press briefing disclosed that travellers from countries with over 200 COVID-19 cases will not be allowed into the country.
“All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice. Any traveller, except for Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits, who within the last 14 days, has been to a country that has recorded at least 200 cases of COVID-19, will not be admitted into the Ghanaian jurisdiction. Airlines are instructed not to allow such persons to embark. Border posts are instructed not to allow such persons into the jurisdiction,” he said.
Persons who are otherwise allowed into the country will be mandated to self-quarantine for 14 days.
“There will be a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for persons who are otherwise allowed to enter the Ghanaian jurisdiction,” the minister said.
COVID-19 Dedicated Website
Mr Nkrumah announced a dedicated website to update the public on the outbreak. The website will be updated every six hours to keep Ghanaians informed.