Ghana announce date for resumption of international flights

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to resume international flights by 1 September after a reduction in the number of active Covid-19 cases.

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

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

Domestic flights are already operating in the country. President Akufo-Addo on Sunday also announced that higher education institutions will reopen from next week.

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. The country recently recorded a significant reduction in the number of Covid-19 cases.