Ghana is set to finally open its boarders for commercial flights from September 1, President Akufo Addo has announced.
The President made this known during his 15th update on measures taken against the Spread of Coronavirus on national television on Sunday night.
“I know many still asks when our borders, especially our international airports, Kotoka International Airport will be opened “he said.
“Under my instructions, the Ministry of Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airport Company Ltd, have been working, with the Ministry of health and its agencies to ascertain our readiness to reopen our airport” he stated.
He has therefore assured measures has been put in place to test each and every passenger that enters the country.
“I want to ensure that we are in a position to test every single passenger that arrives in the country to avoid the spread of the virus.
The outcome of that exercise according to him will pave way for that exercise, and determine when t the country can reopen its boarder by air. Iam hoping that by God’s grace, we will be ready to do so by 1st September.
Drop in Covid 19 Cases
Touching on Ghana’s recovery rate, President Akufo Addo revealed that the figure has increased marginally from 89 percent to 95 percent in the past three weeks.
“ As at 2th July the number of active cases ie persons with the virus , stood at three thousand , three hundred and seven(3,307). As at Saturday August, three weeks later , the number of active case stands at one thousand , eight hundred and forty –seven (1,847)” he revealed.
This according to President Akufo Addo was a clear indication that his Government’s policies are working.