9 Suspected Cases Of Coronavirus Have Been Reported In Ghana So Far

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The Ghana Health Service has said Ghana has recorded a total of nine suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus infection, but they have all tested negative.

These nine cases include the two recent cases at the Korle bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.

The two – a Chinese and an Argentine – who have been living together in the country for a while were isolated at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, their blood samples were taken and sent to the medical research institute on Wednesday.

“We wish to provide assurance to the people of Ghana that the Government, Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service working in collaboration with partners are doing everything possible to prevent and protect against the importation of the virus into the country and prevent spread,” the two health institutions said in a short release.

As of February 6, 2020, there have been 28,280 confirmed cases of the virus and 565 deaths globally.

Source: myjoyonline

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