A news report by Class FM states that the deadly coronavirus has hit Ghana with two isolated cases recorded at the Kolebu Teaching Hospital already.
The report says two foreigners, one from China and the other from Argentina have shown symptoms of the disease already.
The patients who have been in Ghana for a while now have been isolated at the facility while blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis.
The two gentlemen reportedly walked into Korle Bu after they were referred to the place from a clinic.
The Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr William Baah who confirmed this told Accra-based Joy TV that the Chinese left the home country for Ghana sometime in September 2019 while the Argentine, who was in Shanghai, joined the Chinese in Ghana in January.
“They’ve all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease,” he stated.
He said another round of testing is expected to be conducted on the two nationals today, Thursday, 6 February 2020.
Coronaviruses are spread through air droplets expelled when an infected individual coughs or sneezes within a range of about 3 feet.
Health professionals across the world are working around the clock to find a cure for the disease.
Portion of text culled from Class FM