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First Case Of Chinese Coronavirus Reportedly Recorded In Ghana

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The first case of Chinese deadly diseases coronavirus has been recorded in Ghana

Naija News learnt that an Argentine and a Chinese national reported to Korle-Bu Teaching hospital under the directive of a private hospital in Accra. The two foreign nationals are are currently going through a series of medical test at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

Speaking on Joy News, Dr. William Baah, Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, disclosed that the two patients moved to Ghana on different dates. The Chinese has been in the country since 2019 whilst the Argentine travelled to Ghana in January 2020.

He added that: “They’ve all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease,”

However, more test will be run on them to be certain that the two do not have the virus.

Meanwhile in Nigeria the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has downplayed the level of seriousness and dangerous nature of the coronavirus.

Dr. Chikwe while speaking on the readiness of the countries’ health center to curb the spread of the disease to Nigeria said the disease was not as deadly as the media has painted it, insisting that Lassa fever was more deadly than the coronavirus.



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