Fellow Ghanaians,

The COVID 19 crisis continues to create health, social and economic challenges to all of us here in Italy. These are indeed difficult times for us individually. With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, and the complete lockdown, the country Italy itself is going through a particularly difficult period.

Despite our individual challenges, we have a role to play in this crisis to support the Government of Italy, as it continues to spell out measures to help contain, and successfully combat the disease. Your safety is of prime importance.

I therefore encourage   you to strictly adhere to the measures being put in place by the Italian Authorities. By doing so, you will continue to keep yourselves safe.

As Ghanaians, we have a tradition of showing support for each other in times of trouble and crisis. Let us also therefore be our brothers’ keeper in our respective localities, looking out for the interests of any who may need our support. Mission will in turn be monitoring the situation, advising and keeping in touch with you in your best interest.

It is my fervent hope and prayer that this difficult period will be over soon, with new opportunities for achieving our purposes for being here.

God bless our homeland Ghana.

 

Eudora Hilda Quartey Koranteng

Ambassador

Friday 6th March, 2020 has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana, in observance of the 63rd Independence Day Celebration of the Republic of Ghana.

The Mission will accordingly be closed on Friday 6th March, 2020.

In view of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, the Embassy of Ghana in Italy wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the following behavioral standards put together by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Health of Italy to contain the outbreak:

  • “Maintain a distance of at least 1 metre from other individuals and avoid crowded places;
  • Avoid gatherings that cause overcrowding and that breach the security distance;
  • Avoid kissing, hugging or shaking hands with other individuals;
  • Individuals aged 75 and individuals aged 65 carrying other pathologies should go out only if strictly necessary;
  • Individuals with a fever should stay at home, even if they think they do not have the coronavirus;
  • All meetings and congresses should be postponed, especially those concerning health/sanitary matters and public utility affairs;
  • Limit, as much as possible, the presence of family members in the waiting rooms of emergency structures, as well as visits to the elderly in the rest houses;
  • Avoid the exchange of bottles or cups, especially during sports activities;
  • Sneeze and cough using a handkerchief and throw it immediately without touching the secretions;
  • Avoid the presence of precious jewelry whilst washing your hands: they inhibit the correct cleaning of the hands”.

The Embassy of Ghana wishes to emphasize the need for strict adherence to these guidelines to ensure the protection and safety of everyone.

Meanwhile, the Embassy of Ghana is considering other possible arrangements through which Ghanaians in Italy may be provided with the needed assistance.

Kindly call Hotline numbers 3209617940 and 3342443411 for assistance.

 

H.E. Eudora Hilda Quartey Koranteng

Ambassador