Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, a Deputy Minister for Health, has indicated that Ghana has recorded six new Coronavirus cases at the Kotoka International Airport since the country reopened her airport on September 1.In President Akufo-Addo’s last televised address on the pandemic, he announced that the international airports will be reopened while the other borders remain closed.
Giving details of the airport situation, Dr Oko-Boye explained that the first case was recorded on Friday, two cases on Saturday and three cases on Sunday.
He added that the individuals involved had reported with a negative PCR test from their country of origin as the president directed in his 16th televised address to the nation but tested positive after a second test was conducted in the country.
International travellers are required to pay US$150 for a COVID-19 antigen test at the airport.
“All our troubles in Ghana started with just about four or five cases. So, really those who are talking about $150, if we had gone for a compromised technology and those with negative PCR tests had slipped in, all we need is one gentleman who is positive with a viral load that is huge, visits us in this country and we are back to a lockdown,” Dr Okoe-Boye told Joy News.