2 suspected coronavirus cases recorded at Korle Bu

2 suspected coronavirus cases recorded at Korle Bu

- Two foreign nationals have reported at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital following the development of some symptoms suspected to be coronavirus

- A Chinese national and Argentine who have been living together in the country for some days have been isolated at the health facility over the scare

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Two foreign nationals on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, reported at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital believed to have developed some symptoms suspected to be coronavirus.

The two patients, a Chinese national and an Argentine national who have been living together in the country for some days have been isolated at the facility.

According to a JoyNews report, their blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis.

Speaking on PM Express on JoyNews, the Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. William Baah, explained that the Argentine possibly infected the Chinese national.

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The Chinese left the home country for Ghana sometime in September 2019 while the Argentine, who was in Shanghai, joined the Chinese in Ghana in January.

They’ve all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease,” he clarified.

According to Dr Baah, the patients initially visited a private clinic in the capital where they reported the condition and were directed to report to Korle Bu.

Dr Baah wants the authorities to adequately resource health facilities for them to properly prepare to handle the situation as well as manage communication among health workers.

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In other news, a militia group aligned to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kandahar Boys, are reported to be responsible for the 400 missing tricycles which was reported in the news.

According to a Joy News report, the Kandahar Boys allegedly forced their way into the premises of the Northern Development Authority and took away 400 tricycles without any approval.

Executive Director for CALID, Mohammed Awal Bapio, said he saw the containers there on October 26, 2019, but when he asked the landlord, who rented part of the space in the property to the group, he confirmed that they were bringing items to the premises.

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