25 C
Accra

Ghana and Gabon confirm their first coronavirus cases

Ghana has confirmed its first two confirmed cases of coronavirus as Gabon confirmed its first case.

Ghana’s Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu said two people who’d arrived from Norway and Turkey tested positive for the virus.

In Gabon, government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou said the patient was a Gabonese man who’d arrived from France.

- Advertisement -

The Ghanaian authorities have said their two patients are being kept in isolation and are in a stable condition.

They have also started the process of tracing everyone who was in contact with the two patients.

Gabon’s spokesman said the patient who had tested positive was feeling better – having displayed symptoms of cough, sore throat and breathing problems earlier.

He said the patient was in an isolation facility and the government was tracing those who had come into close contact with him.

On Wednesday, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the release of $100m (£80m) to enhance coronavirus preparedness and response nationwide.

MORE:  COVID-19: Ghana's Lockdown Lifted Amid Rising Number of Confirmed Cases
- Advertisement -

Want to submit a story or pitch?

You can submit articles for publication through our email (editor@theaccratimes.com) or on Whatsapp +233 203255940.

SourceBBC

More Stories for you

Why Are You Protecting NAM 1? – Mahama Queries Akufo-Addo

Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama says he will pursue the Chief Executive Officer for Menzgold Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known...

#EndSARS: Tinubu’s TVC Set on Fire

Staff of Television Continental, a private television station on Ikosi Road, Lagos, have cried for help as hoodlums have reportedly set the station on...

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu Will Retain Suame Seat – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has said his Majority counterpart, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, will win the upcoming...

Naa Ashorkor Tests Positive for COVID-19

Radio and television personality, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku has tested positive for Covid-19. She made the announcement on her social media pages on Monday, October 19. "After...

12 Cleared to Contest 2020 Elections

Twelve (12) presidential candidates have been cleared to contest the 2020 general elections. This implies that five of the 17 nominees who submitted their nomination...

Another ‘Killer’ of UG Law Professor Grabbed

A 25-year-old suspect known as Ebenezer Kwayisi has been arrested by the police for his alleged involvement it in the gruesome murder of Prof....

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

DON'T MISS

Get more news from us

While you are here, please sign up to get more news from us.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE WEEK