The Ministry of Aviation is contemplating a complete grounding of flights into Ghana in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
It follows a crunch meeting between the sector Minister, Joseph Adda, the Director General of the GCAA, Simon Allotey, and some airline companies earlier today, Monday, March 16, 2020.
Citi Business News understands that the meeting became necessary after the President’s directive to cease all flights coming in from countries with 200 or more cases of the coronavirus disease.
All six of Ghana’s cases for the COVID-19 have been described as imported since the individuals in question had travelled to either Europe or the USA over the past two weeks.
For now, Citi Business News understands that the meeting with the airlines ended inconclusively on the possible grounding of flights.
Several countries have already taken drastic measures on in-bound flights especially from countries that have recorded more cases of the disease.
This comes after schools, religious activities and other public gathering events were all halted in Ghana on the directives of President Akufo-Addo for the next four weeks all in a bid to avoid a spread of the virus.
Government has already approved some 100 million dollars for the fight against the disease.