A new report by adomonline has revealed travellers coming from China pass through Kotoka International Airport unchecked.
The report signalise some students and other people travelling from China pass through KIA without the appropriate check with China being the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Through interactions with some of the travellers, they confirmed their arrivals into the country without the indispensable 14-day period of quarantine for observations.
This revelation is in direct contrast to earlier reports and assurances given by the Head of Disease Surveillance at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, who described measures put in place to avert the spread of the coronavirus into Ghana by the Health Service as impermeable.
Adomonline.com reports that some of the students in China confirmed that some of their colleagues who landed in Ghana recently were not quarantined for two weeks to know their true status.
According to a student who touched down on February 24, 2020, from China, he was made to pass freely after he filled a questionnaire. Adding that Chinese nationals were rather being separated from the rest.
“I just passed. I wasn’t quarantined. I just filled some questionnaire; the Chinese are rather being separated from the rest. I think they will call us back later,” he explained in a conversation on WhatsApp.
This development raises concern, especially after assurances were given that travellers to and from Hubei and Wuhan City in China would be quarantined for 14 days with about 2,500 people screened daily at the country’s only international airport, Kotoka