Ghana records two coronavirus cases hours after Akufo-Addo pledges $100m to fight

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Ghana has recorded two cases of coronavirus infection less than 24 hours after the president pledged $100 million to the fight of the disease.

The cases were confirmed on Thursday, a statement by the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said.

“Laboratory results of the two confirmed cases were received at the same time from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research. Both individuals returned to Ghana – one from Norway and the other from Turkey – so these are imported cases of COVID-19,” the Minister said.

“Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable. We have initiated processes for contact tracing,” Mr Agyeman-Manu added.

Ghana joins over 100 countries that have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Health Minister has assured Ghanaians the government, health officials and their partners have the situation under control.

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