224 Stranded Ghanaians Return From Britain

Some 224 stranded Ghanaians have returned from the United Kingdom.

They arrived on Wednesday night, June 17, through a special travel arrangement.

The Government of Ghana has been assisting stranded Ghanaians to return home due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport Terminal 3, the 224 Ghanaians were checked in by the Ghana Immigration Service personnel and health officers.

A second batch of Ghanaians are expected to return from the UK this coming Sunday.

The returnees are expected to bear the full cost of their 14-day mandatory quarantine.

As such, they are expected to be quarantined at the Airport View Hotel, Alisa Hotel and Marriot Hotel.

The cost of staying at the Airport View Hotel is GHS500 a night, Alisa Hotel going for GHS600 a night and Marriot Hotel going for GHS600 a night.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, had earlier this week briefed the media that so far Government had evacuated 856 stranded Ghanaians back to Ghana.

By Melvin Tarlue