Ghana may soon be announcing a 3rd case of the COVID-19 pandemic today.
According to reports from local news channel Joynews, the suspected patient who works with a company reportedly returned from abroad on through the Kotoka International Airport and flew to Obuasi by helicopter.
It furthers that the said affected person looked sick upon arrival at the airport, and would even not allow anyone to return close.
After reporting himself to a health centre in Kumasi where a series of tests were conducted, results came out positive.
As it stands, he’s reportedly under quarantine receiving treatment and undergoing medical observation.
There are hints of an official government announcement on the event.
The reports come two days after government, through the ministry of health announced the country’s first confirmed cases. Two people, a Ghanaian from Turkey and a Norwegian official.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has allocated some $100 million as budget to house issues regarding the virus within the country.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRS
Coronaviruses (CoV) are an oversized family of viruses that cause malady starting from the respiratory illness to additional severe diseases like Mideast metabolic process Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute metabolic process Syndrome (SARS-CoV). a unique coronavirus (nCoV) could be a new strain that has not been antecedently known in humans.
Coronaviruses are animal disease, which means they’re transmitted between animals and other people. elaborated investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from viverrine mammal cats to humans and MERS-CoV from Camelus dromedarius camels to humans. many proverbial coronaviruses ar current in animals that haven’t however infected humans.
Common signs of infection embrace metabolic process symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and respiration difficulties. in additional severe cases, the infection will cause respiratory disorder, severe acute metabolic process syndrome, kidney disease and even death.
Standard recommendations to forestall infection unfold embrace regular hand laundry, covering mouth and nose once coughing and unconditioned reflex, completely cookery meat and eggs. Avoid shut contact with anyone showing symptoms of the disease like coughing and unconditioned reflex.