As part of stringent measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, some 1,200 persons who recently entered Ghana have been put on quarantine.
Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, said affected persons on the mandatory quarantine include Ghanaians or foreigners with a residence permit, who entered the country before the closure of the borders on the midnight of Sunday, March 23, 2020.
Speaking in Twi on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’, the former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said, all persons placed on mandatory quarantine are currently lodging in hotels.
They will be in quarantine for the next 14 days, he said.
According to him, although the move was expensive, it was necessary to prevent the importation of the virus into the country.
“It is a very difficult thing to do but we have to save the country,” he added.