News about the announcement of two confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana has been received with mixed reactions with sections still doubtful about the country’s preparedness for the pandemic.
Ghana’s Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang Manu on Thursday night at an emergency press conference disclosed that the country has recorded its first two confirmed cases after tests were conducted.
The Minister did not disclose the identities of the two patients but stated emphatically that the cases were imported into the country.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID -19 both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable.
We have initiated processes for contact tracing. 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”, he said.
Kwaku Agyemang-Manu did not give much details as to how and when the two foreign nationals entered the country and whether or not they went through the necessary checks and screening.
He, however, said, “The two patients are stable and have been kept in isolation.”
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