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UK charters return flight for vulnerable citizens, others in Ghana

The UK High Commission to Ghana has disclosed plans to transport some of its nationals to their home country.

In a tweet cited by GhanaWeb, the outfit noted that beneficiaries of the chartered flight consist of “vulnerable British nationals visiting Ghana, and eligible people who registered for standby for their previous flight.”

The Commission, however, added that not all persons are eligible for the trip as it is not taking new registrations.

It is unclear whether the reason for the charter has to do with the Coronavirus pandemic.

During the advent of the Coronavirus in the country, the UK evacuated over 600 nationals to their home country as a safety precaution.

Despite recording higher numbers in comparison to Ghana’s confirmed cases, many of the British citizens who spoke to the media, reported that they believed they would have better healthcare once they went back home.

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, (GCAA) following the President’s address to the nation to announce the closure of the borders, followed-up with an official notice to all the airlines that no flights will be permitted, except in emergency situations which will have to be pre-authorised.

The country’s borders remain closed until further notice.

Ghana currently has a case count of 5735 confirmed coronavirus cases with 1754 recoveries and a death toll of 29.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com


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