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COVID -19: 62 South Africans Repatriated from Ghana

The South African Embassy in Ghana has repatriated about 62 south Africans who were stranded.

The exercise which was carried out today [Monday, April 13, 2020]

The repatriation exercise was led by South African High Commissioner to Ghana,Her Excellency Lulana Ximgwana who escorted the South African nationals to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Addressing the media the south African high commissioner said the repatriation includes South Africans who came to Ghana on special missions and had completed their jobs.

According to Her Excellency Lulana Ximgwana the exercise is a collaboration between South Africa and Ghana to have the South African nationals repatriated considering the directives in Ghana to have all borders shut.

“Most of the people going home have been here working on projects for their companies, some have been attending to meetings for their companies and they’ve finished those tasks she added.

However most of them had their return tickets but because of the lockdown they were not able to get back to South Africa. ” They will all be placed under a 14-day quarantine before being released to return to their homes. she noted.

South Africa has 2, 173 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus with 410 recoveries and 25 deaths; while Ghana has a total of 566 confirmed cases, four recoveries and eight deaths.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus..
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Source: www.modernafricaonline.com

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