245 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait arrive at Kotoka International Airport


The 245 Ghanaians who were deported from Kuwait have arrived at the Kotoka International Airport.

Government of Kuwait bore the travel cost of the returnees who arrived on a chartered flight on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah had earlier said all 245 persons will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.

He said the government of Ghana will take care of the cost of quarantine of the deportees and also the treatment of those who may test positive for COVID-19.

The Minister said the National Security, Military, Immigration Service, and Police will ensure that the mandatory quarantine is adequately enforced.

He further indicated that the government will ensure that the gains from the COVID-19 fight are not eroded by the development.

This deportation happened despite the closure of Ghana’s borders.


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