Coronavirus: 100 South Africans flown back home

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Some 100 South Africans were repatriated from Ghana on Monday under the auspices of the SA High Commission in Ghana.

The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Lulana Ximgwana, saw her countryfolk off at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

She said the 100 South Africans came to Ghana on special missions which they have completed, necessitating their return but Ghana’s border and airport closures affected their return until they were recently granted permission by the government of Ghana to fly back following consultations between the two governments.

“Most of the people going home have been here working on projects for their companies, some have been attending meetings for their companies and they’ve finished those tasks. Very few of them were here on holidays visiting friends and families”, the SA High Commissioner said.

“They were to return early April but because of the lockdown they were not able to fly although some had return tickets,” she added.

South Africa has recorded 2,173 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 410 recoveries and 25 deaths. Ghana has, so far, recorded 566 confirmed cases, four recoveries and eight deaths.

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