12 March 2020 – First cases confirmed, UN Ghana staff tests positive for Coronavirus, office shutdown Ghanaian encouraged to stay calm

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, Executive Office
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: MINISTER OF HEALTH

Overview: Following the previous day’s message to the nation on the preparedness to manage covid -19 , the Ghana Health Service confirmed the first two positive cases which were conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research. Ghanaian were encouraged to stay calm and not fear or panic. The news was delivered by the Minister of health in the presence of the minster for information and other officials. The charged Ghanaians to continue to observe the previous directives by the president
Full details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2vO48uq0Q0&feature=youtu.be

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), LAB REPORT FROM NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INSITITUTE
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, GHANA HEALTH SERVICE, NOGUCHI MEMORIAL INSTITUTE OOF MEDICAL RESEARCH
Evidence/Justification: The Ghana Health service had confirmed the first 2 positive cases of COVID 19