Passsengers, 1-month-old baby allegedly detained at the Airport because they cannot afford $150 COVID-19 fee

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Passsengers, 1-month-old baby allegedly detained at the Airport because they cannot afford $150 COVID-19 fee in Ghana.

Ghanaians aboard have come out to bash the Nana-Addo government for it’s intention to charge a sum of $150 as a charge for testing COVID-19.

On Sunday, 30th August 2020, the president, Nana Akufo Addo in his weekly COVID-19 update stated that the Kotoka International Airport was to resume its operations after closure in March.

A disturbing video of distressed Ghanaians travelers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) who have been detained for being unable to pay a $150 COVID-19 test fee has surfaced on social media.

The woman who recorded the video lamented that a 1-month-old baby was forced to sleep on a bench for close to 2 days after their arrival.

She also said they were fed only once and the adults were left to sleep on the bare floor.

At the time of the video, the passengers claim they were on the verge of spending two days sleeping on the airport benches instead of reuniting with their family and friends they journeyed to visit.

However, Dr Boye insists the amount is fair.

“I always say that the alternative, that is having one person slip in with the virus, is so serious, too grave to contemplate. Remember that we didn’t go in for the product and the price, smiling and all excited,” he said.

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