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Ghana confirms 2 first cases of COVID19Ghana 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.

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The cases according to the Health Minister were reported as ‘imported cases’  as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.

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“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.


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