The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that one of the confirmed Coronavirus cases is a Ghanaian.
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According to a report filed by GraphicOnline, the minister one of the patients is a Ghanaian who works in Turkey and returned to Ghana with the disease while the other person is a Norwegian citizen.
Speaking in an interview on Peace FM, Oppong Nkrumah further revealed that they are both males and that they entered Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The minister said the affected persons have been in Ghana for at least one week and only started showing symptoms Thursday and they reported to a health facility.
He added that they have been in Accra since they arrived in Ghana and have been isolated since the case was confirmed.
He said contact tracing was still ongoing.
According to the Health Minister, the two persons tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research on Thursday, March 12.
A statement sighted by YEN.com.gh from the Ministry of Health indicates that the two confirmed cases were reported as ‘imported cases’ since both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.
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