The Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu made this known at an emergency press briefing by the Information Ministry on Thursday night, March 12, 2020.

The two cases according to the Health Minister, tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.

The cases according to the Health Minister were reported as ‘imported cases’  as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.

“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID-19.”

Although the Minister did not state the nationality of the two patients, mam online sources say one is a Norwegian national, who’s a senior official at the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana, and the other a Turkish citizen.

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