Last night, we reported that Ghana’s Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang Manu has disclosed in a press conference that the Noguchi memorial institute has confirmed two cases of the Coronavirus in Ghana.
According to the Minister of Health, the cases were confirmed on March 12, 2020, and the two individuals came into the country from Norway and Turkey. They have been quarantined, the health minister said in a statement.
However, a new video available to Twentyplusgh.com shows that the two cases have now turned out negative which means earlier reports from the Minister of Health were false and this further puts doubts on Ghana’s health system.
According to Dr. Daniel Asare who was speaking to reporters today, the two suspected cases of the coronavirus were sent to the Noguchi memorial institute for confirmation but after a series of tests run at the Noguchi memorial institute, the tests have proved negative.
Already, all of Ghana’s immediate neighbors, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo, have recorded confirmed cases of infections, and countries like Italy, where there is a large population of Ghanaians, have escalated their response to the outbreak.
On Wednesday President directed the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.