Ghana confirms two cases of Coronavirus

Ghana's Health Minster, Kwasi Agyemang-Manu has announced that the country has recorded two cases of coronavirus.

Ghana confirms two cases of coronavirus

He made this known at an emergency press briefing organized by the Information Ministry on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

The minister said the two cases tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.

He added that the were reported as ‘imported cases’ as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.

“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID-19.”

“I wish to assure all Ghanaians that the Government of Ghana together with all Health Partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation is contained. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable. We have initiated processes for contact tracing.”

The two are the first cases of the COVID-19 to test positive in Ghana after some 57 cases earlier proved negative.

The Health Ministry encouraged Ghanaians to continue following basic precautionary measures to ensure they do not get into contact with the virus.

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