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Covid-19 Evacuation: 41 Stranded Ghanaians Return From US



As part of government’s efforts to evacuate some stranded Ghanaians in various countries amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, some 41 Ghanaians have been airlifted back to the country.

The returnees who were transported from Washington DC are mostly students USA-sponsored exchange programme.

They were brought in via a South African Airways flight and landed at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday morning.

They are set to undergo a two-week observation during which they will be mandatorily quarantined at a hotel in the capital.

This comes after an announcement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry on June 4, that it was facilitating some chartered flights to carry Ghanaians back home despite the closure of the country’s international borders.

“Following the return from Kuwait, I am pleased to inform this august House about government’s efforts to extend the evacuation exercise to other parts of the world,” Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey told Parliament.”


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