A virologist at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Dr. Kofi Bonney has confirmed that tests on two suspected cases of coronavirus have proved negative.
He explained that blood samples of the two suspects – A Chinese national and an Argentine – were been taken to the Noguchi for testing but the results revealed that the two do not have the deadly virus.
The two were quarantined at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital when they reported for a medical check showing signs of suspected coronavirus.
Speaking to TV3 Thursday afternoon, Dr. Bonney urged the public to remain calm.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus rose above 28,000 by the end of Tuesday, and Hong Kong reported its first death from the virus, which has killed at least 565, all but two of them in mainland China.
Japan said Wednesday that 10 people on a cruise ship with about 3,700 passengers and crew aboard tested positive for the virus, and the health minister said everyone is likely to be kept on the ship for two weeks.