COVID 19: Hundreds stuck in traffic, as passengers undergo mandatory test at barriers

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Hundreds of passengers have been stuck in a huge traffic at the Inchaban Barrier on the Cape Coast – Takoradi Highway, owing to a mandatory COVID 19 screening exercise being taken by the Western Region Emergency Response team.

Passengers aboard each vehicle are instructed to step out for a temperature check with an Infrared Thermometer gun. Persons whose temperatures are above normal levels (37.5°C) are isolated and sent to a holding facility for a thorough examination and initiation of testing for the virus.

Passengers in queue awaiting screening at the barrier

Sources say, the exercise begun yesterday evening. It is said that some suspected COVID 19 ‘carriers’ have been identified and sent to the holding facility, the number of which is however not established.

Vehicles in traffic at the barrier

Mayor of Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis, Anthony K.K Sam on Skyy Power FM’s political show, Oman Ghana, indicated that all MMDCEs in the Western Region had a an emergency meeting with the Regional Minister to explore and operationalise strategies to curtail an invasion of the ‘deadly’ in the Region, from ‘Locked down’ cities; Accra, Tema, and Kumasi, following the announcement by the President Friday night.

All other barriers in the region, will in the ensuing days, be carrying out this testing and screening exercise.


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