Ghana has denied entry to 31 passengers who tried to enter the country after the government announced new measures on travel restrictions to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The 31 travellers from across the world are the first victims of the restrictions that took effect on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 1 pm.
According to him, the denial of entry to the Chinese nationals falls in line with a partial travel ban imposed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday.
President Nana Akufo-Addo issued a travel ban on countries which have recorded more than 200 cases of the pandemic and it took effect early Tuesday morning.
The GIS boss also disclosed nationals from other countries that are being ravaged by the coronavirus have been denied entry into the country through the Kotoka International Airport and other entry points in the country.
The Minister of Information also disclosed that Ghana still has only 7 recorded cases so far and all the victims are under quarantine and responding well to treatment.