With two Coronavirus cases confirmed in Ghana, there are some people who still doubt the news despite coming from the Ministry of Health because of how the virus made its way into Ghana just a day after the president had announced that $100 million had been set aside to prepare for the virus that has been described by WHO as a pandemic now.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the current information minister has in an interview with Onua Fm disclosed that those who do not believe that there are two cases of Coronavirus in the country should come so they are taken to go see the victims.
Speaking in the interview on Friday, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said, in Twi, “if you don’t believe we have two people with the disease, come, we shall take you to where they have been quarantined for you to hug them and see if you will survive”.
He added: “We should not joke with this in Ghana. If you don’t believe, come and we shall take you to the quarantined people. If we politicize this, it will not save anyone.”
The Information Minister explained that “they have been in the country for the past week and one is a Ghanaian living and working in Europe who came to Ghana”.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah noted “they came through the airport” but he refused to give details when asked which flight or seats they were on.
He explained that “we took all these details and we have seen those they have been in contact with that is what it called contact tracing”.
Staying Safe On Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
- Avoiding touching your face with your hand.
- Avoid crowded places as much as possible and avoid people coughing or sneezing.