After abusing Nigeria over border closure, now Ghanaians pressure govt to do same over COVID-19
London, March 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)- Ghanaians home and abroad are putting pressure on their government to close all land borders with their neighbouring after news of first COVID-19 infection in the country hits the airways
On Thursday evening Ghana’s health ministry confirmed that the country has recorded two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is coming few months after Nigerians doing business in Ghana were asked to quit their shops be forcibly evicted in apparent retaliation against the Federal Government’s closure of the borders.
The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said the two cases are the first to be recorded in country.
Both patients to Ghana, one from Norway who is a Norwegian , and the other a Ghanaian who recently from Turkey.
There has been a level of panicking among Ghanaians with some not really sure about what to do to remain safe.
On Social media though, the hashtag #CloseBordersNow is trending with some Ghanaians pushing for borders close to their neighbours Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast closed.
We have been saying they should close the borders and prevent foreigners for like one month but our leaders said NO— Beno SarkCess 🚀 (@BenopaOnyx1) March 13, 2020
Ebe wickedness our leaders be or dem no Dey reason?
Abi they have their own cars so they don't care about anyone, dangerous for us always taking trotro to work.😭— Efia Bhim (@EvelynAfful3) March 13, 2020
Meanwhile Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday appealed to Ghanaians to immediately halt all foreign travels excerpt for those that would be critical.
He was hopeful that would help prevent the spread of the coronavirus within Ghana.
Ghanaian officials have however called for calm among citizens while providing them with tips to remain safe.
Over twelve countries have so far recorded the virus in Africa, including Ghana.
But relatively Africa’s number of infection is still a very small number compared to other countries outside the continent.