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Ghana To Resume International Flights

A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana./Reuters

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the country plans to resume international flights by 1 September after a dip in active Covid-19 cases.

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But the resumption of international flights will depend on the country’s capacity to test all passengers arriving at its main airport for coronavirus, he said in a televised address on Sunday.

About 24,500 passengers arrive at the Kotoka International Airport every week.

The authorities are considering adopting a rapid testing system at the airport. The director general of Ghana Health Service has said that a simulation exercise will be carried out this week.

Domestic flights are already operating in the country.

President Akufo-Addo on Sunday also announced that higher education institutions will reopen from next week.

Ghana has recently recorded a significant reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases.

In a country of 30.4 million people, so far 427,121 Covid-19 tests have been conducted, with 42,532 positive cases and 231 deaths recorded.

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