COVID-19: Suspected case of virus in Berekum turns out negative

COVID-19: Suspected case of virus in Berekum turns out negative

- A suspected coronavirus case at Berekum in the Bono Region has tested negative

- It involved a Ghanaian who returned from Spain

- He reported to the Berekum Community Hospital with coronavirus symptoms

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A suspected Coronavirus case at Berekum in the Bono Region on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, tested negative.

It involved a Ghanaian who returned from Spain, where about 1,700 cases of the epidemic had been recorded with 37 deaths.

Speaking in an interview with Citi FM, the Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Kofi Issah said the patient reported to the Berekum Community Hospital with coronavirus symptoms but tested negative after series of tests were conducted.

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According to the regional director, the patient was kept in isolation in his own house for 3 days after the sample was taken.

“...we took a sample from him and managed to then get him to a place where they could keep him (his house) where he stayed for three days.

The results were taken to Accra and Kumasi and the result proved negative after five hours,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo has for the first time since the outbreak of the Coronavirus recorded a patient who carries the deadly virus.

According to a Citi news report, health authorities in DR Congo revealed that the patient, who is a Belgian got to the country a few days ago to spend some time there.

Health Minister, Eteni Longondo on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, said the patient has since been isolated at a Kinshasa hospital.

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