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Coronavirus: Ghana’s first test results prove negative

Test results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research have proved negative for the two men being held at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Joy News’ Fred Smith reports from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital that officials at the hospital will do further tests on the samples but confirmed that Ghana has not recorded any coronavirus.

The patients, a Chinese and an Argentine, on Wednesday reported at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after they developed some symptoms suspected to be coronavirus.

Health authorities say they two foreign nationals live together but travelled on different dates from China to Ghana. They had gone to test for Meningitis before they were quarantined for a suspected case of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the head of the Public Health Department at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has revealed that a lack of a well-resourced holding bay at the hospital caused pandemonium among doctors on Wednesday.

Dr Philip Amoo said there was a situation in which two suspected cases of coronavirus were reported at the facility and all the doctors fled.

Describing the situation at Ghana’s biggest referral hospital yesterday as ‘malicious panic,’ Dr Amoo said some doctors on duty even began to flee the health facility for fear of getting infected.

“Yesterday I saw something very funny,” he began narrating events that took place at the hospital to the host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Daniel Dadzie, on Thursday.

 

Source: Adomonline.com

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