Coronavirus: President Akufo-Addo Temporarily Suspends Foreign Travels For All Public Officials

President Akufo-Addo has temporarily suspended all foreign travels for all public officials.

This forms part of measures the government has taken to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

In a circular issued by the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, and addressed to all government officials, she stressed that only essential and critical foreign travels will be considered and, thereafter, approved.

“The directive, together with other measures being put in place by the government, is intended to protect the general public from contracting the virus. Please take note and ensure compliance,” the statement added.

It will be recalled that, at the 63rd Independence Day Celebration, in Kumasi, on 6th March, 2020, President Akufo-Addo admonished Ghanaians to stop shaking hands completely,

He also advised that Ghanaians cover their mouths when their cough and sneeze to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

He stated that strict checks at Ghana’s entry points are being conducted, with rigorous screening procedures.

“In the interim, non-essential travel into Ghana is being strongly discouraged from high-risk countries, namely, China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea,” he said.

“We are counting on the experts to do their part to safeguard us, but we all have a responsibility to take measures to help ourselves and each other,” he added.

Source: Presidency

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