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Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has cautioned the public against having close contact with farm and wild animals without protection in the wake of the new coronavirus.

This in addition to the already much-publicized measures of frequent hand washing, observing social distancing, covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing among others.

Speaking at a news conference in Accra today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Mr. Agyemang Manu admonished that as much as possible people who deal with such species directly should take the maximum necessary precautionary measures by protecting themselves to avoid contracting the global pandemic.

Barely 72 hours ago, it was reported by the Wildlife Conservation Society that a 4-year old Malaya tiger at the Bronx Zoo had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after a diagnosis conducted by the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa, USA.

The development has got many alarmed with some expressing fear of not seeing an end to the pandemic.

“When I get the opportunity I continue to remind ourselves of the protocols for social distancing. Maintain a distance of two (2) meters between yourselves and anyone coughing or sneezing.”

“Avoid unprotected contacts with farm animals or wild animals. This is very critical because since we started all we are talking about is handshaking and social distancing. You don’t hear people talking about our contacts with animals,” Mr. Agyemang Manu entreated.

So far, Ghana has recorded 287 cases of the COVID-19 disease with five deaths and three recoveries.



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