The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says 33 suspected cases of coronavirus in Ghana have all tested negative.
One case, however, is still being tested, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Aboagye said on the Point of View on Monday.
“So far we’ve tested about 33 cases. All have proved negative. One case is being tested… All the tests were done here [in Ghana]. The tests are 100% accurate. We have the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR)… For now, the two are enough,” he said.
The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service have announced various measures to prevent the virus and contain it should there be a reported case.
At the Airport, people arriving in the country are made to fill a declaration form that is used to determine their risk factors in terms of exposure to areas that have recorded cases of coronavirus.
Patrick Aboagye indicated that follow-up checks are made on all such contacts to ascertain whether or not they will show symptoms of the disease.