Coronavirus: GIS tightens security at Ghana-Burkina Faso border

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The Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Supt. Amoako Atta, has said following the outbreak of coronavirus in Burkina Faso, security on the borders with that country has been tightened to detect suspected cases of the disease among people entering Ghana through her northern neighbour.

Speaking to Kwabena Prah Jnr (the Don) on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM, Mr Amoako Atta said that Ghanaians should not panic because surveillance at the northern borders is at an “all-time high.”

Already, he explained, the security along that border was tightened following the threat of terrorism attacks in Burkina Faso.

“Even before the coronavirus outbreak in Burkina Faso, we had enhanced our security visibility along the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso because of the threat of terrorism,” he said.

He further revealed that the immigration officers have been trained by the Ghana Health Service and also retooled to enable them detect suspicious cases.

“We have also been trained so that when we meet suspicious people, we can do appropriate profiling”, he said, adding: “The leadership of the Ghana Immigration Service has also provided sanitisers and protective clothing” for its personnel

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