Wa records first confirmed case of COVID-19

Wa records first confirmed case of COVID-19

- The Upper West Region has recorded its first case of the deadly coronavirus

- The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Hafiz Bin Salih, confirmed the news to the media

- He indicates that the victim is a Ghanaian who returned from the United Kingdom, Spain and Egypt

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The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Hafiz Bin Salih has confirmed that his region has confirmed its first case of the deadly coronavirus in its regional capital, Wa.

According to Graphic.com.gh, the minister makes it clear that a 42-year-old Ghanaian who visited the United Kingdom and Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Reports indicate that the Minister made the revelation at a press briefing in Wa Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.

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According to Graphic Online's Upper West Regional reporter, Emmanuel Modey, the patient who started showing symptoms about eight days ago joined public transport from Accra to Wa.

Speaking at the press briefing the Upper West Regional Director of Health, Dr Osei Kufour Afreh said the patient started showing signs eight days ago and a test on Friday came out positive for Coronavirus.

These facts suggest that a rigorous contact tracing exercise has to be conducted to show how many people have been in close contact with the 42-year-old man since his return.

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In other news, a video has surfaced on social media showing a very easy way that coronavirus or COVID-19 can be contracted by countless people on a daily basis if normal life activities continue.

The fast-trending footage sighted by YEN.com.gh shows how numerous people walking casually on the street were all touching the same surface to aid their balance.

It appears that the route is highly used by the locals in the area because all of them seemed to hold the metallic surface without even realizing it.

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