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Two foreign nationals who were perceived to have Coronavirus declared negative of the virus


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Two foreigners, a Chinese and an Argentinian suspected to have exhibited symptoms of coronavirus at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 5 February 2020.

The two foreign nationals who have been in the country for a while now have been separated at the facility while blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further examination.

After series of diagnosis and tests that were conducted, it came to light the two nationals tested negative of the virus.

However, the Greater Accra Regional and the Tema General Hospitals have been designated by the Ghanaian authorities as coronavirus management and treatment centres.

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

Coronaviruses are spread through air droplets expelled when an infected individual coughs or sneezes within a range of about 3 feet.

At least 427 people have died with more than 20,000 confirmed cases around the world, most of them in China.

More than two dozen nations have reported cases but, so far, no confirmations have been made across Africa or Latin America.

Just last week Tuesday, three more Asian countries namely Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand recorded cases of the disease among citizens who have not travelled to China.

It’s on record that, 425 people have died in China with one death also recorded in the Philippines.

Health professionals across the world are working around the clock to find a cure for the disease.

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