Togo: Ghana’s next door neighbour records Covid-19 case


The Togolese government has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

Officials said in a statement on Friday the patient is 42-year-old woman who was resident in the capital Lome.

The patient, prior to being diagnosed, had visited Benin, Germany, France and Turkey in late February and early March.

The patient has since been isolated and receiving treatment. Authorities say she is currently in a stable condition.

Excepts of the statement in English said, “Togo has been preparing to deal with it [coronavirus],” since the outbreak.

It said the country has been “taking active surveillance measures” along its borders.

The West African nation shares border with neighboring Ghana which  is yet to record a case.

A 34th suspected case had earlier proven negative after the patient was quarantined at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research confirmed that  the test proved negative after series of tests.

See full statement from the Togolese government

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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