US Embassy suspends visa applications in Ghana to prevent further spread of coronavirus

The United States Embassy in Ghana has announced the postponement of some scheduled visa appointments. This follows the upsurge in the country’s COVID-19 cases. In a public notice on Twitter, Monday, 8 February, 2021, the US embassy said; “The ongoing pandemic and current conditions in Ghana have compelled the postponement of some scheduled visa appointments.” The embassy acknowledged it “regrets the difficulties that the change in appointment date brings and we understand the hardship these actions have for those hoping to travel soon to the United States. “In the meantime, we will continue to operate with the greatest consideration for the health of our staff and applicants, and we ask for your patience and understanding”, the notice added. More COVID-19 related deaths at the weekend have taken Ghana’s COVID-19 fatality toll to 464, the latest figures of the Ghana Health Service indicate. Fortunately, 65,149 persons have so far recovered. Severe cases stand at 114 while critical ones are 34. Regional case breakdown: Greater Accra Region – 42,312 Ashanti Region – 13,092 Western Region – 4,043 Eastern Region – 3,109 Central Region – 2,458 Volta Region – 1,131

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