Suspected coronavirus patients at Korle Bu test negative

A medical staff member takes the temperature of a man at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in China on Jan. 25. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

Two patients who underwent testing for coronavirus do not have the deadly infection, officials at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) announced on Thursday.

The two – a Chinese and an Argentine – who have been living together in the country for a while were isolated at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, their blood samples were taken and sent to the medical research institute on Wednesday.

Their admission brought operations at Korle Bu to a halt but as Joy News’ Fred Smith reports, test results show they do not have the disease

An earlier suspected case at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has also been declared negative.


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