The government of Ghana on Thursday evening (March 12) confirmed two cases of coronavirus (covid 19).
The Health minister Kwasi Agyemang-Manu disclosed this at an emergency press briefing organized by the Information ministry.
The minister said the two cases were confirmed after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.
“I wish to assure all Ghanaians that the Government of Ghana together with all health partners will continue to work assiduously to ensure the situation is contained. Both patients are currently being kept in isolation and are stable. We have initiated processes for contact tracing.
“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey; so these are imported cases of COVID-19,” the Health minister said at the press briefing.
Watch the press briefing below.