Two Italians prevented from entering Ghana over Coronavirus


Two Italian nationals who tried to enter Ghana from the epicentre of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were prevented from entering Ghana Monday night, [March 16, 2020].

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this said: “Last night there were two Italians, who it was clear they were coming from the epicentre …even though the aircraft was still in the air, we had to make arrangements at the airport to ensure that they did not get off the aircraft and they are returned to their originating destination.”

“So though we are yet to hit the 1 pm timeline time today [Thursday, March 17, 2020], some soft enforcement has already commenced at our ports of entry,” Mr Nkrumah said.

Mr Nkrumah said details of the travellers who were en route to Ghana on an Air France flight were confirmed which triggered the action to deny them entry.


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