Nigeria has recorded the first case of the Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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It was confirmed on Friday, February 28 health authorities of Africa’s populated and biggest economy.
The suspect, Italian is currently quarantined receiving treatment in a confined area.
The story has not created fear and panic only in Nigeria, but also in Ghana who are close neighbours.
As a precautionary move, Ghana’s health agencies are red alert at all entry points to the country.
So far all cases recorded in the country have been tested and proven to be negative.
Government of Ghana is also taking no chances; thus is ensuring a proper protection of its citizens from the deadly coronavirus, code-named Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the national under-17 female team who travelled to Liberia for the first leg of their World Cup qualifier against Liberia, were given protective masks for players, technical team members and other officials.
The players and officials upon arrival at the Kotoko International Airport ahead of their trip were handed the masks and encouraged to wear them.
Officials of the team say the players have been sensitized on the virus and have also been psyched not to be afraid.
The chairman of the team’s management committee, Nana Oduro Sarfo explained that the mask-wearing is one of the precautionary measures taken to protect the players and officials from being infected.
In the sporting world, the outbreak of the virus has affected the hosting of some matches and competitions.
In Italy which is Europe’s hardest-hit country, some Serie A matches were called off while others were played behind closed doors due to fear of the spread of the virus.
A cycling competition known as the UAE Tour has been cancelled after two cyclists tested positive of the virus.
It is in this light that the government is taking no chances with the protection of citizens from the deadly virus which first broke out in the Chinese province of Wuhan.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the increase in the spread and effects of the coronavirus has led to a $6 trillion fall in the value of world stocks.
This has set in motion the possibility for the worst weekly fall since the 2008 global financial crisis.
YEN.com.gh understands that current trends show a continuous slowdown in value as the main markets in Europe experience a 3% to 5% slump.
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