Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ghana, according to Kwasi Agyemang-Manu, the country’s minister of health. Agyemang-Manu disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday.
He said two persons who came into the country from Norway and Turkey tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID-19,” he said.
“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.
Since its outbreak in China in December, the virus has killed about 5,000 persons, with at least 134,000 infected.
Nigeria and Togo are among the West African countries that have confirmed cases of the virus but no records of deaths so fare.