Ghana has recorded two confirmed cases of COVID-19, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said.
The two individuals are reported to have returned to the country from Norway and Turkey.
One is said to be a Norwegian government official resident in Ghana with the other, a Ghanaian who had visited Turkey.
An emergency media briefing late Thursday night by the Minister of Health and his colleague Minister responsible for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as well as Dr. Dacosta, the director in charge of health promotion at the Ghana Health Service revealed that “laboratory results of the two confirmed cases were received at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.”
According to the Health Minister, contact tracing protocols have been activated in a bid to quarantine any person(s) who may have come into contact with the two.
Watch the press briefing below
Read the full communique by the Health Ministry on the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana