President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo insists that, the PCR negative test period for travelers boarding flights, is the best alternative at hand and should not extended as being proposed by some people.
He said, the 3 days valid period should be maintained because it is “better to be safe than sorry.”
According to him, this is in view of the second wave of infections that is engulfing many countries of Europe and America.
Following the provision of testing facilities, which ensure the speed and accuracy of COVID-19 testing, Kotoka International Airport was reopened on 1st September 2020.
It has been six (6) weeks since the reopening, and a total of thirty thousand, five hundred and sixty-four (30,564) passengers have been tested, from which ninety-two (92) have tested positive.
President Akufo-Addo says without the test, the disease would not have been detected, and would have spread amongst the rest of the population.