Tema Port security has intercepted a vessel carrying Coronavirus infected persons before it docked at bay. The interception follows intelligence which point to the fact that the vessel could be carrying infected persons.
Tests done on the people on the vessel revealed that four of them have the virus. The crew and passengers on the ship have been quarantined.
An eye witness, Businessman Mr Daniel Kwame Annang praised the Tema Port Security for its swiftness in handling the situation. He told the Ghana News Agency that the security at the port is very “robust”.
Mr Annan said, “President Akufo-Addo’s security set up at the Tema Port here is indeed robust. When you have the Anti-COVID-19 committee work so swiftly, you cannot help but to feel proud and safe as a Ghanaian.”
“They and their men acted on intelligence that the vessel was approaching and may not have had any proper health vetting for its crew and other people on board. They intercepted the vessel and allowed the Covid-19 team to perform the necessary tests. Lo and behold, four people tested positive for coronavirus.”
“I think that kudos is in order for Mr Michael Luguje, the Director-General of GPHA and Mrs Sandra Opoku, the Director of Tema Port, for their unique fighting spirit against coronavirus in the port, I would also want to commend them for being strict, putting the Port of Tema on such high alert, which shows that they are beginning to behave like hawks,” the business man added.
The COVID-19 team at the port comprises of personnel from the Navy, the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority and other Health agencies.