A bit of good news coming in with regards to the fight of the global pandemic, Covid-19, is that Ghana has started recording fewer and lower cases at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), according to the the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye.
He told Citi News, a year after the outbreak of the virus in the country, that Ghana’s importation of the virus was gradually reducing and added that the country must be “doing something right.”
“We have seen that the numbers are down, because numbers are a reflection of the global outbreak. When we had high numbers in Europe and America etc, we also saw it appearing at the airport.” Dr. Kuma Aboagye explained.
He also stated that the situation will persist until new mechanisms are discover to manage the importation of the incurable virus.
“…that [importation of the virus] will continue probably until there are other mechanisms that can be used to ensure that we reduce importation.”
According to him, “the importations are what bring in the new variants” although he conceded that “of course, we can have our own variant here but you can also bring in other variants if you don’t check importations.”
He therefore reiterated the need to enforce the safety measures put in place at the various entry points into the country.
“…the borders closures etc are all still part of the protection to ensure that we limit importation as much as possible.”
“You will not be able to eliminate it but you can limit it,” he added.