coronavirus: Ghana tests two suspected cases; Uganda quarantines over 100 persons

Health officials in Ghana said on Wednesday they are investigating two suspected cases of coronavirus in the capital, Accra.

The suspected cases involve two men, a Chinese and an Argentinian, who live together, but travelled on different dates from China.

They reported themselves to the emergency unit of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday after being turned away from an unnamed private clinic. They complained of malaise, muscle pains and flu symptoms.

The Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association in Accra, Dr William Baah said the two patients have been quarantined as their blood samples are being analyzed.
“They’ve all developed some symptoms that fits the case definition but it doesn’t mean they have [coronavirus] though,” Dr Baah said.

Also on Wednesday, Uganda’s ministry of health says over 100 people who arrived at Entebbe International Airport from China have been placed under a 14-day quarantine to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.

The country has intensified screening at its major border points and made it mandatory for all travelers from China to provide personal details for follow-up visits by health workers.

According to the Minister of Health Dr Jane Aceng, 44 of those quarantined are Chinese nationals.
She also said the ministry was not aware of any Ugandan who is either suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus.

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