Obuasi coronavirus case: 30 persons in self-isolation awaiting 14-day period

Obuasi coronavirus case: 30 persons in self-isolation awaiting 14-day period

- The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has issued a directive to 30 people who are believed to have come into contact with the coronavirus victim in Obuasi

- They have been asked to go into self-isolation as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus

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Since Ghana recorded its first cases on Thursday, March 12, 2020, a lot of people are living in fear of having contracted the deadly coronavirus.

On Saturday, March 14, a case was confirmed in Kumasi together with other cases taking the number to six cases.

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has however issued a directive to 30 people who are believed to have come into contact with the coronavirus victim in Obuasi.

They have been asked to go into self-isolation as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus.

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According to a report filed by JoyNews, all such people would be closely monitored for 14 days to determine whether they have contracted the virus or not.

The Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, addressing the media, said there was no need for people to panic if they follow laid down rules religiously.

He said the victim was a 56-year-old who returned to the country from the United Kingdom on March 4 and started showing signs of the virus on March 10.

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Meanwhile, a 38-year-old Ghanaian lady who returned from the United Kingdom to Ghana on March 6, 2020, has reported to the hospital with symptoms strikingly resembling COVID-19.

According to ghananewsonline.com.gh, the woman reported sick at the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital after being in the country for 10 days and had a fever with a temperature at about 40 degrees Celsius, difficulty in breathing and sore throat.

It is reported that the victim has thus been quarantined since morning of March 16, 2020, awaiting further directives and transfer to the Noguchi Memorial Research Centre for further tests.

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