Following Ghana recording its first cases of coronavirus COVID-19, some Ghanaians have taken to social media to call for the closure of all borders.
On Thursday night, the Ghana Health Service in an emergency press conference announced that a Norwegian diplomat in Ghana and a Ghanaian from Turkey are the carriers of the coronavirus recorded in Ghana.
Sources say the Ghanaian came in from Turkey, having gone there for an assignment with an international agency while the Norwegian, appears to have returned to Ghana after helping organise President Akufo-Addo’s recent visit to the European country.
Despite the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie assuring Ghanaians of drastic measures being taken to contain the virus, some Ghanaians are not satisfied and are calling for more stringent measures, especially the closure of all borders.
Below are some tweets;
It might interest you to know that people infected with this Coronavirus can be sent to spread the disease to African countries because these ill-thinking whites were concerned about the disease not reaching us…#CloseBordersNow 😠— Nungua Lil Dicky🤩 (@AshleyPhlakes) March 13, 2020
Families of those in power are outside the country and wish to come to Ghana , that’s why the Authorities in Ghana doesn’t want to close the border ..#CloseBordersNow— Jackson Sarkcess (@Julius_915) March 13, 2020
We are in Ghana here Road Accident is killing us and we ve this Covid19 joining us too..— Nana Ama💕💖💐 (@KwesiLamar1) March 13, 2020
Am going bvck to the village oooh Twufu Praso Coronavirus can’t reach there..
Since ya not ready to #CloseBordersNow 😔😔@Dainjunior@KlintonKarter@Breggle@Ankamagyimi@gyaigyimii
So I decided to pass through Okaishie drug lane in Accra b4 Goin to work to get a hand sanitizer and am still in shoq.. Ei it’s running out of stock oo and it’s xpensiv too wow. but I managed to get this. Grab urs if you haven’t na ay3 huuuuhuhu#CloseBordersNow pic.twitter.com/EOOFfUEyBF— MizLacey🌹🐦 (@SisterAbena_nie) March 13, 2020
Do you know Russia closed its borders since January and haven’t record a single case???— NANA QUOPHI 🇬🇭 (@NanaAntwi_) March 13, 2020
Nka by now some Italians carry go there dadaada.#CloseBordersNow
ITALY : Lockdown— AKB (@AngelBannor3) March 13, 2020
CHINA : Lockdown
DENMARK : Lockdown
NORWAY : Lockdown
IRELAND : Close all schools and cancel mass gatherings
USA : Close all schools and ban European flights
GHANA : Wash your hands😁#CloseBordersNow
Stop the #CloseBordersNow tweets. It’s useless. We need to tell them to take precautionary measures before they do so? Better take these personal safety measures serious and stop spending valuable time on liars.— Le Roy (@LeroyOnline_) March 13, 2020
The Corona update in Ghana;— #YesuDontForgetMe🇬🇭 (@brasilvaGH) March 13, 2020
One is a Ghanaian working outside Ghana & the other a foreigner#CoronaOutbreak
With the #CloseBordersNow it’s not a bad idea to prevent the virus from spreading. But my problem is the over 100 illegal borders we’ve in Ghana
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?