The number of coronavirus cases in Ghana has risen to 9 after information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah confirmed two new cases. The two new cases are of two Ghanaians, one who had traveled from the UK and the other one from UAE.
According to the government statement:
“Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who traveled back to Accra from a trip to the UK about a week ago. The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation. On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing. We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them.”