In his 22nd address to the nation on measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID 19, President Akufo-Addo disclosed that some arriving passengers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant.
''Recent genomic sequencing undertaken by our scientists have established that some arriving passengers tested positive for new variants of COVID-19''.
''These passengers have all been isolated'', President Akufo Addo said on Sunday.
Furthermore, the President indicated that '' work is ongoing to determine the presence and extent of spread of the new variants in the general population''.
''Detailed investigations of the cases indicate that, apart from arriving passengers at our airport who tested positive, infected persons have recent histories of attending parties, weddings, end of year office programmes, family get-togethers, and funerals''.
''At these gatherings, most of them abandoned the use of the masks, and were engaged in actions that led to them contracting the virus''.