The Ghana Immigration Service denied entry for 24 Chinese nationals at the Kotoka International Airport.
The Chinese nationals were all turned away in accordance with the new travel policy issued by president Nana Akufo-Addo as an effort to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
“Yesterday 17th of March, 24 Chinese were refused entry, and also one German. All under the same circumstances,” the Deputy Comptroller-General in-charge of command post and operations,” Mr. Laud Kwasi Afrifa revealed to the media today.
Mr Afrifa added that only foreigners with valid resident’s permit will be allowed to enter the country.
Tthe government issued a travel advisory on Sunday, banning travels from epicentres of Covid-19.
The directive became necessary after all several cases of the new virus were brought in Ghana from foreign countries.
Meanwhile, as a temporal measure, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the management of schools in the country to shut down effective Monday until further notice.
The president said, “All universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools; ie public and private schools, will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.”
He added that “BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”