Ghana has closed all its borders in other to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure, however, will not apply to goods, supplies and cargo, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a TV broadsast on Saturday.
The west African country has also confirmed its first death from the disease.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said:
“All our borders, that is, by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning midnight on Sunday,”
All travellers arriving Ghana before Sunday midnight will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing.
“Anybody who comes into the country before on Sunday will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus,” he added.
Ghana’s Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, had previously hinted that travellers from high-risk countries with more than 200 cases of the Covid-19 would not be allowed into the country.
However, Ghana citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits.