Ghana has recorded two cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Health.
The cases were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Ghana thus becomes the 12th African country to be hit by the virus.
According to the Health Ministry, the patients are from Norway and Turkey.
They add that the two are currently kept in isolation and are stable.
The Ministry says that it has initiated processes for contact tracing.
“I wish to assure all Ghanaians that the Government of Ghana together with all Health Partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation is contained,” part of a statement signed by the Health Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu reads.
The number of reported cases of the virus is rising steadily in Africa as 12 countries, including Ghana have been hit.
Over 100 cases have thus far been recorded in Africa, with one death in Egypt.
The World Health Organization has identified Ghana and 12 other African countries as high-risk countries for the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says that he has directed the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
This amount, according to President Akufo-Addo, “is to fund expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education.”
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com