Ghana Health Service Reinforces COVID-19 Protocols At The Kotoka International Airport Over Omicron Variant

The Ghana Health Service is not leaving anything to chance and is taking stringent measures to safeguard the countries entry point that is the Kotoka International Airport in wake of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron.

There has been a review of COVID-19 protocols for travelers who use the airport with the introduction of new measures and the tightening of old protocols, a statement by the Ghana Health Service said, indicating that the decision is in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases recorded at the airport in recent times

“Globally, several countries are experiencing their fourth wave. A number of travellers from these countries come to Ghana, and this is expected to increase during the festive season. This current surge in COVID-19 cases is being reflected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).”

“In November 2020, 168 cases were detected compared to 241 cases in November 2021, an increase of over 40%. We have since been recording an average of 20 positive cases a day at KIA.”

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