ANG Desporto/Presidente de FFGB satisfeito com o desempenho da Direcção da Liga dos Clubes na presente época desportiva ANG Obituário/Morreu líder fundador do partido UNDP, Abubacar Baldé ANG Diplomacia/Chefe de Estado condecora Embaixadora da União Europeia com a Medalha da Ordem Nacional “Colinas de Boé” ANP Niamey : Signature d’un protocole d’accord pour amoindrir les impacts de la hausse du prix du litre de gasoil ANP Le Président Mohamed Bazoum rencontre le bureau exécutif de la chambre Nationale des Notaires du Niger AMAP Tournoi amical international de football: Un test grandeur nature pour les Aigles du Mali NAN EU commits €70,000 to combat floods in Nigeria ACP Haut Katanga : vers un partenariat entre l’UNILU et les universités d’Angola ACP Haut- Katanga : inauguration du grand laboratoire médical de Lubumbashi ACP Nord-Kivu : lancement de la 2ème phase de la campagne de vaccination contre Covid-19

Ghana’s PCR negative test remains three days before boarding flight-President


  19 Octobre      21        Santé (13325),

   

Accra, Oct.18, GNA–President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the PCR negative test period before boarding a flight to Ghana remains three days despite calls for extension to at least five days.
He explained that in view of the second wave of COVID-19 infections engulfing many countries  in Europe and America, it was imperative for the nation to insist on the three-day period.
« It is better to be safe than sorry, » he added.
President Akufo-Addo announced this in his 18th televised address on Sunday night, on enhanced measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Ghana reopened the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on September 1, 2020 after closure for six months, to prevent the importation of the virus into the country.
So far, the authorities at the KIA have tested 30,564 disembarking passengers at the airport out of which 92 tested positive.
President Akufo-Addo, highlighting the significance of testing at the airport, noted that, all the 92 positive cases were asymptomatic, whose status could not have been detected, and would have unintentionally spread  the disease among the Ghanaian population.
The President indicated that despite the successes chalked so far in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus remained a mystery, hence it was prudent to tread cautiously and continue observing all the safety protocols.
He re-affirmed government’s commitment towards limiting the importation of the virus, provide adequate care for the sick and reduce the impact of the pandemic on social and economic life of the people.
As of Friday, October 16, the number of active cases has declined further to 398, with 46,664 persons fully recovered, representing 98.5 per cent recovery rate.
Three hundred and ten (310) persons have  succumbed to the disease, representing 0.5 per cent fatality rate, with 510,074 tests conducted so far.
The President said the country’s ultimate goal was to achieve zero active case scenario.
President Akufo-Addo attributed the country’s success situation to government’s effective policies and interventions, the co-operation of all well-meaning Ghanaians and the grace of God.
GNA

Dans la même catégorie