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Two Foreign nationals, a Chinese and an Argentinean are suspected to have shown symptoms of Coronavirus at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 5 February 2020.

The patients who have been in Ghana for a while now have been isolated at the facility while blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis.

The two gentlemen reportedly walked into Korle Bu after they were referred to the place from a clinic.

Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Director of Public Health who confirmed this told Nana Ampratwum during the Omanbapa Morning Show on Silver 98.3 FM that the Chinese left the home country for Ghana sometime in September 2019 while the Argentine, who was in Shanghai, joined the Chinese in Ghana in January.

“They’ve all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition but it doesn’t mean they have the disease”. He stated.

He said another round of testing is expected to be conducted on the two nationals today, Thursday, 6 February 2020.

“The Argentine’s symptoms are not typical of the Coronavirus. He’s only complained of Headache and pains in the Neck. He is not coughing, his body temperature is that hot and he’s breathing normal. The Technicians only assumed that since they are coming from an infected area, they could be contracted the virus, so we are following it with keen interest.” Dr. Sarkodie said authoritatively.

Dr. Badu Sarkodie assured Nana Ampratwum that the results will be ready by close of work today when he asked him about the time the report will be in.

Silver News