Ghana has confirmed two cases of coronavirus, the Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu announced on Thursday night, March 12, 2020.
At an emergency press briefing by the Information Ministry, the Health Minister revealed that 2 people tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.
The cases according to the Health Minister were reported as ‘imported cases’ as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID-19.”
Although the Minister did not disclose the nationalities of the two patients, Netbuzz Africa sources say one is a Norwegian national, who’s a senior official at the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana, and the other a Turkish citizen.
Ghana has banned official travels while and has also allocates $100m coronavirus fund to fight the disease.
— Netbuzz Africa (@netbuzzafrica) March 12, 2020