Coronavirus : The two suspected cases from Korle bu comes out negative on test

It has be reported that the two foreign nationals who were suspected to be carriers of the coronavirus in Ghana have been tested and declared negative.

The Chinese and Argentine as reported earlier by Ghnewsbag, reported to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 and were taken for a test at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) on Thursday 6th February.

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From Dr William Baah, the Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association said the two patients “all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease” he said.

427 people have lost their lives so far with more than 20,000 confirmed cases around the globe. Coronaviruses are spread through air droplets expelled when an infected individual coughs or sneezes within a short range.

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According to the head of the Public Health Department at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Philip Amoo, the pandemonium was as a result of the lack of a well-resourced holding bay.