The Health Ministry has initiated processes to trace persons who might have come in contact with the two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana.
The two who returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey tested positive after laboratory results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
Patients have been kept in isolation and are in stable condition according to the Ministry of Health.
“Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable. We have 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,” a statement from the Health Ministry added.
Ghana confirmed two cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
$100m allocated for coronavirus fight – Nana Addo
In an address to the nation on Wednesday, 11th March 2020, the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo said he has directed the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to make available the cedi equivalent of US$100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
This amount, according to President Akufo-Addo, “is to fund the expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education”.
He further explained that with the declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the Coronavirus disease as a pandemic, it is important that Ghana steps up her preparedness to ensure that beyond the initial measures that have been put in place, a ‘whole of Ghana’ approach is adopted in preparation for a possible hit within the country’s borders.