Coronavirus: International Traveller Commends Kotoka International Airport For Its Vigilance

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

The strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first reported in China, continues to spread globally though it does so at a reduced rate than it used to.

As at the time of filing this report, a live update on coronavirus had reported that COVID-19 is affecting 112 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).

The virus managed to cross borders as infected people moved from one country to another mostly by air travel.

This has made international airports the key entry points for the virus.

As Ghana has intensified its coronavirus vigilance, the country’s only international airport is at the forefront of this fight.

The lastest intensified approach was witnessed by Akosua Adomako Ampofo, who recently travelled via the Kotoka International Airport, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned.

In a tweet commending the airport, Akosua said she was checked for coronavirus when she arrived at the airport and that she was also made to complete a health declaration form on entry that tracked her recent travels.

She said the form tracked “where we’ve been and seat number so others can be alerted if we fall sick!”

She replied her tweet to correct the wrongly mentioned KIA motors handle.

In February, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu told Parliament that the government has set aside GHS 2.5 million to respond to the global outbreak of coronavirus.

He said the government was stepping up efforts in preparedness against the outbreak, which had been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last week, President Nana Akufo-Addo also expressed his satisfaction with the measures the government has put in place to deal with the threat of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

He made this known when he paid visits to the Kotoka International Airport, the Tema General Hospital and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.



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