Ghana’s western neighbour Côte d’Ivoire has confirmed its first case of the deadly Coronavirus also known as COVID 19.
An official statement from the country’s Health Ministry on Wednesday indicates that the patient is a 45-year-old Ivorian man who had recently travelled to Italy.
“On 10th March, the Adjame-Plateau-Attecoube was notified of a suspected case of Coronavirus. The patient is a 45-year old Ivorian man who had returned from Italy who showed symptoms of fever, cough and flu,” parts of the statement read.
It added that “tests conducted on the patient proved positive for coronavirus.”
The patient was immediately transferred to the Treichville Hospital but is currently stable and recovering.
Persons said to have come into close contact with the patient have also been identified and being observed.
The Health Ministry has assured that every measure is being put in place to isolate this single case of coronavirus to avoid its spread.
Following the confirmation by Côte d’Ivoire, all three of Ghana’s direct neighbours have now reported cases of the deadly disease.
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