Ghana and 12 other African countries have been short listed as some of the possible countries where there could be an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
The World Health organization (WHO) in one of its announcements made the disclosure and explained that the listed countries have very high travel records with China.
The Listed countries included Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, DR. Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.
The WHO statement indicated that it was important to have laboratories in these countries which are able to test for the virus in case of any suspicions.
They also stated that though a lot of countries on the African continent do not have reagents for the testing of the virus which is speedily moving into several countries in the world, the organization is doing everything it can to ship equipment and reagents to some of the shortlisted countries.
They also added that they will empower some other countries with the required knowledge and skill so that they will be able to prevent the spread of the disease in case of an outbreak.
WHO also advised countries in Africa to step up their screening mechanisms especially at the airports as well as other entry points.