People who may experience any of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus have been advised not to panic as that does not necessarily guarantee that they have been infected with the virus.
According to Dr. Afua Asabea Amoabeng, who is a Senior Medical Research of the Public Health Unit, University of Ghana Health Service, cough, fever, tiredness, and difficulty in breathing, which are key symptoms of the virus, are signs of other sicknesses.
Dr. Amoabeng was speaking on Obiara Nkabi on Radio Univers 105.7FM.
“When you get the virus, you can transmit it to others within five to fourteen days before you will realize its symptoms but this shouldn’t cause fear and panic when you experience its symptoms because it might not be the virus but other sicknesses,“ he said
Dr. Amoabeng also advised that people strictly adhere to the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of virus.
Ghana, as of Tuesday, March 24, had confirmed 52 cases of the novel coronavirus, with two of the patients reported dead.
According to the Ghana Health Service, a great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
Meanwhile, the government has taken several measures to curb the spread of the virus.
All social gatherings including religious meetings have been banned.
Schools have been ordered to close down and all of the country’s borders have been closed.
Story by: Amos Manteaw | universernewsroom.com