Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, says Ghana is battle-ready to combat the deadly Coronavirus if detected in the country.
He said tight measures have been put in place by the Ministry in collaboration with partners to fight the virus.
The new, or “novel” coronavirus is classified among a deadly family of viruses that commonly affects animals.
Symptoms range from a fever, followed by a dry cough and then, after a week, lead to shortness of breath and some patients needing hospital treatment.
There is no cure or vaccine to fight the virus.
China is currently battling the virus with sources pegging casualties to more than 100 people.
So far there were 1,975 cases with additional 2,684 suspected cases.
But Ghana is ready for the virus if it is detected in the country.
In a statement copied UPSANEWSROOM.com Monday, the Minister said Ghana is fully ready for the virus because stringent measures have been put in place.