Nana Addo in his 15th address to the nation has hinted that the country is getting ready to likely open its borders to human traffic very soon.
According to the Presiden in his Sunday evening address said: “I am hoping by God’s grace, we will be ready to do so by September 1”.
Detailing why the gov’t is eyeing September 1, Nana said “I want to be sure 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 will show us the way and determine when we can reopen our border by air.”
He continued that “until further notice, our borders, by air, land and sea, remain closed to human traffic. For Ghana residents stranded abroad, special dispensation will continue to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana, where they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols. Beaches, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs are still to remain closed until further notice“.
Addressing when schools can reopen, Nana Addo said “through online learning portals, almost all continuing students in our Universities have completed their studies for the academic year. The exceptions are the University of Cape Coast, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Technical Universities, and some other Colleges.After extensive stakeholder consultations, the decision has been taken for continuing students in these tertiary institutions to return to school, on 24th August, to finish their academic year.”