Ghana’s western neighbour Côte d’Ivoire has confirmed its first case of the deadly Coronavirus also known as COVID 19.
An official statement from the country’s Health Ministry on Wednesday indicates that the patient is a 45-year-old Ivorian man who had recently traveled to Italy.
“On 10th March, the Adjame-Plateau-Attecoube was notified of a suspected case of Coronavirus. The patient is a45-year old Ivorian man who had returned from Italy who showed symptoms of fever, cough and flu”, parts of the statement read.
It added that “tests conducted on the patient proved positive for coronavirus.”
The patient was immediately transferred to the Treichville Hospital but is currently stable and recovering.
Following the confirmation by Côte d’Ivoire, all three of Ghana’s direct neighbours have now reported cases of the deadly disease.