Panic as Ghanaians demand border closure over Covid-19 confirmation


Following confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ghana, many of its citizens are pushing for an immediate closure of the country’s borders.

On Thursday night, the Ghana Health Service in an emergency press conference announced that a Norwegian diplomat in Ghana and a Ghanaian from Turkey are the carriers of the coronavirus recorded in Ghana.

Media reports say the Ghanaian came in from Turkey, having gone there for an assignment with an international agency while the Norwegian, appears to have returned to Ghana after helping organise President Akufo-Addo’s recent visit to the European country.

Despite the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie assuring Ghanaians of drastic measures being taken to contain the virus, some Ghanaians are not satisfied and are calling for more stringent measures, especially the closure of all borders.

A campaign dubbed, #ClosebordersNow has set social media alight.

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By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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