CORONAVIRUS: GHANA RETURNS ACCRA-BOUND BA FLIGHT SEEKING TO EVACUATE UK NATIONALS

• The ban on travels remains for two weeks after which the government will review based on the situation in the country.

Currently, three people have died from the disease in Ghana with 68 cases recorded.



As Ghana intensifies its ban on travels in and out of the country’s borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a British Airways bound flight to Ghana, was on Monday, March 23, returned to the UK despite initial permission for the British High Commission to evacuate some 360 UK nationals from Ghana to the UK.


An initial agreement to a request by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority said the approval was given by the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19.

But Citi Business News understands that the decision was rescinded even before the flight could land in Ghana, leaving the British nationals stranded.


The GCAA has not provided any information influencing the last-minute reversal.


However, Citi Business News understands that such emergency permissions will need to be approved by the Office of the President, suggesting that a Presidential directive may have cancelled the initial approval by both the GCAA and the COVID-19 Committee.


The ban on travels remains for two weeks after which the government will review based on the situation in the country.


Currently, three people have died from the disease in Ghana with 68 cases recorded.



What should I do to keep my spirit up while in self-quarantine?


Being under quarantine can be frightening. The following should be done to reduce anxiety -- Talk to the other members of the family about the COVID-19. Understanding the disease will reduce anxiety. -- Reassure young children using age-appropriate language. -- Think about how you have coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure yourself that you will cope with this situation too. Remember that quarantine won’t last for long. -- Keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media. -- Stock plenty of materials to read to keep your mind occupied. -- Exercise regularly from your quarantine area. -- Ensure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated. -- Eat all your meals in a timely manner.


Credit to Source: Citi News Room edited by Wentitrel News

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