GHS begins probe into surge in COVID-19 cases at KIA

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The Ghana Health Service has launched an investigation into the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases at Kotoka International Airport.

On April 24, this year, Ghana recorded 75 positive cases at the KIA, the highest number recorded in a single day at the airport.

Despite the fact that the number of daily cases is decreasing, authorities say they are committed to determining the cause of the surge.

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Dr. Lawrence Lartey, Director of Port Health at Kotoka International Airport, told Citi News that the findings of the investigations will be made public soon.


“Investigations are still being conducted. There are various theories that have been proposed, but investigations are still ongoing, and we hope that the findings will be made public in the near future.”

Frontier Healthcare Services recently notified health officials of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded at the airport.

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the airport had the highest daily number of positive COVID-19 cases, according to the company.

The previous record was set on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Following that, the Minority requested that health officials immediately consider imposing restrictions on arrivals from countries with high infection rates.

“The government should also consider conducting a thorough examination of the data and, if necessary, imposing travel restrictions from regions where travelers are presenting fake or poor test results.”

“The government should also consider imposing travel restrictions on countries with high COVID-19 infection rates in order to reduce the possibility of importing COVID-19 infections into the country. Some countries have already put these measures in place, and Ghana should think about doing the same,” it said in a statement.

The African Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis also urged the government to look into the recent increase in recorded cases at the airport.


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