UPDATE: 2 new coronavirus cases in Ghana imported from UK and UAE

Earlier today, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that Ghana has recorded 2 new cases of novel coronavirus – Making nine in total.

He made the announcement his Twitter account and added the two new cases were confirmed overnight.

However, The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that the two new cases of coronavirus in Ghana has been confirmed as imported.

In a statement, it said; “Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago. The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation.”

“On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing.”

“We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them.”

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