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17.03.2020 Health

Coronavirus: 350 Contacts Traced – GHS

Coronavirus: 350 Contacts Traced – GHS
LISTEN MAR 17, 2020

The government has so far traced 350 people who came into contact with the six Coronavirus patients recorded in the country.

The contact-tracing process is still ongoing to identify more contacts.

This was captured on the website set aside to update Ghanaians on 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.

“A total of six cases have been confirmed so far with no local transmission. 350 contacts have been identified for these cases. Follow up for these contacts have commenced,” the Health Ministry stated on the website.

As at noon on Sunday, March 15, 2020, about 180 contacts had been traced with about 130 contacted.

Persons contacted are encouraged to self-isolate and continuously monitor symptoms before tests are conducted.

The Coronavirus patient who tested positive in the Ashanti Region had come into contact with at least 30 people.

Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services at a press briefing on Monday said all such people are being closely monitored by health professionals to determine whether they have been infected in the next 14 days.

---citinewsroom

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