Ghanaians woke up to reports of a possible case of Coronavirus at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital. This caused so much panic and stir among the general public. The case involves two foreign nationals, a Chinese and an Argentine who were suspected to be carrying the virus.
The Chinese and Argentine reported to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and then were subject to testing at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).
The results of the test were negative and the two have been declared not to be infected with the deadly coronavirus. According to Dr William Baah, the Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, the two patients “all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease”.
The deadly virus has so far claimed the lives of about 427 people with over 20,000 confirmed cases around the world. The virus is said to be airborne and spreads through air droplets expelled when an infected individual coughs or sneezes within a range of about 3 feet. The Greater Accra Regional, and the Tema General Hospitals have been designated by Ghana as coronavirus management and treatment centers.
Though the tests proved negative, the general public have been cautioned to be on alert and take all necessary precautions to prevent the outbreak of this deadly dilemma in the country.