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REVEALED: One of 2 COVID-19 patients is a UNDP staff in Ghana

REVEALED: One of 2 COVID-19 patients is a UNDP staff in Ghana
REVEALED: One of 2 COVID-19 patients is a UNDP staff in Ghana

It has been confirmed that one of the two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ghana on Thursday, 12 March 2020 by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR) is of a male staff with the UNDP office in Ghana.

The UN Information Officer in Ghana, Cynthia Prah, confirmed the information to ClassFMonline.com and said the UNDP would soon issue a statement on the matter.

Meanwhile, the UN has asked all its Ghana staff to work from home.

In an internal memo to its staff, the UNDP said: “This is to let you know that we were informed last night that one of our UNDP colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.

“We want to first let you know that our colleague is in good hands, has followed the necessary protocols, and is now under medical observation and receiving excellent care at an assigned government hospital.

“We, hence, want to assure you that there is no need for concern within our team …”, portions of the memo read.

The UNDP staff is a foreign national. He believed to be a Norwegian.

The other case is of a Ghanaian who came into town from Turkey.

Health Minister Dr Kweku Agyemang-Manu, who broke the news at an emergency press conference Thursday night, said the two patients have been quarantined and are stable.