The Deputy Health Minister says there is no need to panic following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Togo.
Alexander Abban while speaking to Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo in Parliament said Ghana’s health officials are on high alert and the necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the country is safe.
“It is a concern to us and it is our prayer that we don’t record a single case but should that be, I believe we have put in place enough measures to contain any incidence of that disease in the country.
“I would like to implore all Ghanaians to calm their nerves, nobody should panic, we have put in place a lot of mechanisms to ensure that we immediately detect and contain any case that may occur,” the Deputy Minister said.
As countries across the world scramble to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19, stringent measures such as the quarantine of entire populations – in China’s Wuhan province – the epicenter of the outbreak and as is being done in Italy – have been resorted to by governments.