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General News of Thursday, 12 March 2020


COVID-19: Ghana confirms two cases

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Ghana has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020, being the first cases to be reported in the country.

The Ministry of Health disclosed in a statement on Thursday that the two confirmed cases were received at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

The two individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So they are imported cases of COVID-19, the statement said.

Both patients are currently under isolation and are stable, it added.

The Ministry, however, indicated that, "Government of Ghana together with all Health Partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation is contained...”

Read the ministry's press statement on the confirmed cases below.

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