Closure Of Ghana/Togo Border Leaves Travellers Stranded

Some travellers who ply the Ghana/Togo border are stranded after Immigration officials at the border closed it down Sunday dawn in keeping with President Akufo-Addo’s order for a lockdown.

The stranded travellers, mostly from La Cote d’Ivoire and headed for Nigeria complain that they were not aware of the shutdown.

Some told journalists they have been at the border for close to two days because when they got to the border ahead of the closure by Ghana, Togo had already closed its side of the border.

Some who tried to use unauthorized routes into Togo in hopes of transiting to Nigeria were arrested and detained at the Immigration office at the border.

Over the weekend, President Akufo-Addo had ordered the closure of all entry points into the country as a measure against the deadly coronavirus which has so far infected 21 people and killed one.

“All our borders that are by land, sea and air will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday. Anybody who comes into the country before midnight on Sunday will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for the virus,” the President had said.


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