According to the Service, a task team has been established to assess the situation across the board, and the report would be released to Ghanaians next week.

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The minority group in parliament has advocated for the reopening of Ghana’s land borders, claiming that the condition has harmed the economy of border towns and villages.

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On Wednesday, March 16 on 3FM’s Sunrise, Alfred Ocansey, Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service, responded to the matter. “A task force is trying to look at what needs to be done because we’ve been there before, though we didn’t get that close to where we have lower reported cases now,” Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe added.

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He said “there is a task force in place reviewing the next action and it is not just the land borders”.

“We need to look at the whole situation and by next week, the report will come out.”

Dr. Asiedu-Bekoe explained that “now we have less than 20 cases of COVID-19 a day and clearly by next week, there would be a new set of guidelines on what needs to be maintained and what needs to be taken out”.

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In response to the Minority’s appeal for a reconsideration of the $150 Covid test at Kotoka International Airport, Dr. Asiedu-Bekoe said “it is quite expensive but these interventions have saved the country a lot”.

“The fact that we are reporting 20 cases does not mean the virus is off the country until we get the global approval that the Covid-19 is gone”.


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