Ecowas Heads of States have capped the cost of PCR test for COVID-19 for Nationals within the region at $50.

This was approved at a virtual meeting by the Heads of States in the region last Friday, chaired by Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

It is not clear how this will influence the current charging system or the $150 at the Kotoko International Airport which has been criticised by many as very expensive and disincentive for tourism and travels.

Meanwhile, the highest decision making body of the economic grouping has also directed the ECOWAS Commission to set up a revolving fund that will be supported by member states,  development partners and commercial banks.

This will be used in purchasing about first 240 million doses of vaccines.