The Upper West Region has recorded its first case of the deadly coronavirus.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Hafiz Bin Salih has confirmed that his region has confirmed its first case of the deadly coronavirus in its regional capital, Wa.
He indicates that the victim is a Ghanaian who returned from the United Kingdom, Spain and Egypt.
According to Graphic.com.gh, the minister makes it clear that a 42-year-old Ghanaian who visited the United Kingdom and Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Reports indicate that the Minister made the revelation at a press briefing in Wa Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.
According to Graphic Online’s Upper West Regional reporter, Emmanuel Modey, the patient who started showing symptoms about eight days ago joined public transport from Accra to Wa.
Speaking at the press briefing the Upper West Regional Director of Health, Dr Osei Kufour Afreh said the patient started showing signs eight days ago and a test on Friday came out positive for Coronavirus.
These facts suggest that a rigorous contact tracing exercise has to be conducted to show how many people have been in close contact with the 42-year-old man since his return.