The Ghana Health Service has confirmed one new case of Coronavirus in the country.
The case was reported in the Greater Accra Region and now brings to 7, the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ghana.
A tweet from the Ghana Health Service said, “This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region.”
The patient is a 35-year-old male, and a Ghanaian citizen who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days.
The case is, therefore, another imported one.
“The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition,” the Ghana Health Service said.
350 contacts traced so far
Government has so far traced 350 people who came into contact with the first six patients who tested positive for Coronavirus.
The contact-tracing process is still ongoing to identify more contacts who will be required to self-isolate and be monitored daily for symptoms of the virus.
According to the Ministry of Health, it is following up on the contacts as part of efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the country.
Journalist ordered to self-quarantine
Meanwhile, a journalist volunteering with the state broadcaster, GBC, has been ordered to self-quarantine after it was determined that he had come into contact with a COVID-19 Patient.
He allegedly had contact with the Norwegian Ambassador who has been identified as one of the COVID-19 patients.
The Health Ministry is yet to test the student for Coronavirus as he has not shown any symptoms.
But the journalist said he was contacted on 12th and 13th March by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service respectively.