Two cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ghana
The Ministry of Health has announced that two cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Ghana.
The cases, according to the Health Minster, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Read official statement from Government of Ghana below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GHANA CONFIRMS TWO CASES OF COVID-19
fellow Ghanaians the ministry of health has confirmed two cases of Cov id19. The cases were confirmed on the 12 March 2020 and the first cases to be reported in Ghana . Laboratory results of the two confirmed cases were received at the same time from the noguchi memorial institution for Medical Research. Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are important cases of c o v i d 19. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and a stable. We have initiated processes for contact tracing.
I wish to ensure all Ghanaians that the government of Ghana together with all have partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation as contained. We wish to encourage every Ghanaian to take care of their health and that of their families by adhering to the following precautionary measures;
Regular and thorough washing of hands with soap under running water and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Avoid shaking hands
Keep a distance of at least two metres from a person with fever, cough, sneezing and difficulty in breathing
It is advisable to be physically active, drink plenty of water, eat healthy, avoid stress and have enough sleep
Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing and call the following numbers immediately. 0509497700, 0558439868
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