Ban Countries With High COVID-19 Cases - Prof. Joseph Osafo Tells Prez Akufo-Addo

Senior Psychology Expert, Professor Joseph Osafo says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should ban flights from countries with high COVID-19 cases.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed an increasing number of COVID-19 cases at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Frontiers Healthcare Service (FHS), in a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Ghana Airport Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa and copied to the GHS, revealed that on "24th of April, 2021, we recorded 75 positive cases. This exceeds the previous highest rate of 45 positive cases on the 21st of April, 2021" and that "it has become imperative to implement new guidelines to curtail the influx of positive cases into the country”.

Frontiers, the company responsible for Ghana’s Covid-19 testing at KIA, further appealed “to all stakeholders to implement stringent measures on the quality of PCR results acceptable for entry into the Republic of Ghana”.

Ghana has currently recorded a total of 1,497 cases and out of this, 1381 have recovered.

Reacting to this on Peace FM's morning show ''Kokrokoo'', Professor Joseph Osafo urged Ghanaians not to stop observing the COVID-19 protocols stressing ''until we behave, we can't stop the wave''.

Suggesting ways to ensure Ghana doesn't record new waves of the disease, he proposed that, as a matter of urgency, the government must block all flights from countries with high outbreak of the disease such as India from entering Ghana.

"I agree that we stop flights from certain areas which are the epicenters. This is a general international standard practice," he said.