President Nana Akufo-Addo in his 14th Address to the Nation on measures taken to avert and contain the spread of COVID-19 has stated that, his government in consultation with the various stakeholders in the transport and aviation sector, as well as the leadership of transport operators, has taken the decision to lift restrictions in the sector.
The President disclosed that, full capacity in domestic airplanes, taxis, trotros and buses will be allowed, but he however, called for mandatory wearing of masks in vehicles and aircrafts, and the maintenance of enhanced hygiene protocols.
According to the President, our borders, by air, land and sea, remain closed until further notice for human traffic.
To him, given that there are Ghanaian residents stranded abroad, special dispensation will continue to be given for the evacuation of Ghanaian nationals and residents back to Ghana adding that, they will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols.
In his words of admonition, he said the phased opening up of our country puts an individual obligation and responsibility on each one of us
He thereby cautioned Ghanaians to remain vigilant, and respect the enhanced hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing protocols that have become part and parcel of our daily routine.
“We dare not ruin the successes we have chalked over this period.” He reiterated.
Iddrisu Muftaw |Talksafrica.com