Suspected coronavirus patients at Korle Bu test negative


Two patients who underwent testing for coronavirus do not have the deadly infection, officials at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) announced on Thursday.

The two – a Chinese and an Argentine – who have been living together in the country for a while were isolated at the their blood samples were taken and sent to the medical research institute on Wednesday.

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital,
Their admission brought operations at Korle Bu to a halt but as Joy News’ Health Editor Fred Smith reports, test results show they do not have the disease.

An earlier suspected case at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has also been declared negative.

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu says his office and other partners have put in place measures to fight the deadly Coronavirus in case it is detected in Ghana.

In a statement copied to Joy News, the Minister said the Ridge and Tema General Hospitals to manage possible cases.

The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 560 people and infected over 28,000 – the vast majority in China.


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