The Ministry of Health has announced that two cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Ghana.
The cases, according to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Mr Agyeman-Manu explained that laboratory results from the two cases were received at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).
Both individuals involved in the case returned to Ghana, one from Norway and the other from Turkey signifying that they were imported cases of COVID-19 into Ghana.
The Minister said both patients are being kept in isolation and processes have been initiated for contact tracing.
Ghanaians on social media have expressed fear, some have chastised the government for not doing much to prevent the virus from entering Ghana.
As soon as government allocates 100 million dollars for the fight of coronavirus, boom Ghana confirms two cases. Isn’t coronavirus wonderful.— Dr Ayigbe Borla Bird𓁢𓂀𓁞 (@Mr_Ceyram) March 12, 2020
Ghana will hype this " Corona virus" saaan the thing will flop 🤦♂️💔🇬🇭#Covid_19— ➕T∆SHION (@kaytashion_) March 13, 2020
That morning Nana Addo mention 100million p3 in de evening 2cases confirmed .coronavirus be @chacha paa lol.Ghana ministers ne sika mmm— Ernest Hub (@benneh_ernest) March 13, 2020
Corona Virus is here with us in Ghana. @NAkufoAddo please close all borders of Ghana and ban all flights from Europe and Asia to Ghana. Please do this for our country Ghana.#LetsPrayForGhana#TheBattleIsTheLords pic.twitter.com/xfcrockZa3— Demigod Aladdyn King🤴✌ (@AladdynKing) March 13, 2020