The Northern part of the country has recorded its first case of the deadly COVID-19, which has effectively lifted the country’s case count to 137.
According to the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih, the 42-year-old Ghanaian victim of the disease, visited the UK and Spain before returning to the country through Egypt.
He added that the patient travelled from Accra to Wa via public transport before he started showing symptoms.
“…[He] returned to Ghana eight days ago through Egypt and travelled from Accra to Wa through public transport and has been confirmed COVID-19 positive. This is the first case of a suspect [in the Upper West Region] whose samples were taken for test and the result is that the patient is a COVID-19 patient,” the Minister said.
While urging for calm among the populace he reiterated the importance to adhere to all the preventive measures outlined by health authorities.
“I entreat all and sundry that the precautionary measures that have been prescribed to all of us must be adhered to. We need to continue to wash our hands regularly and where necessary, we should apply hand sanitizers…”