Ghana to further eases COVID-19 restrictions
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Ghana to further eases COVID-19 restrictions

The Ghanaian Government said, on Saturday it decided to further lift COVID-19 restrictions amid declining global and domestic trends for the infection.

The West African country has witnessed a sustained decline in COVID-19 infections over the past five months.

And based on the global and national situation, it decided to remove the remaining restrictions, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said.

“Pre-departure testing and testing at all entry points are no longer requirements for all passengers.

“The COVID-19 health declaration form for international travellers has been suspended.

“These measures are to take effect from today, May 20,” it said.

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But for vigilance and protection of people from infections, the agency said COVID-9 vaccinations would continue.

People with fever, cough and sore throat would be tested for flu and COVID-19.

The GHS further urged people to maintain the general safety measures of hand-washing with soap under clean running water.

It added that people should keep using alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

It further directed those with complaints of fever, cough and sore throat to report to the nearest health facility for management. (Xinhua)


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