A claim suggesting that Ghana has recorded one case of Ebola has been widely circulated on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.
The claim has been published by popular news platforms – 3News.com, Citinewsroom and GhanaWeb. However, the stories have since been pulled down following the emergence of the facts.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has entreated the public to “disregard” the viral claim, with the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye dismissing the claim as false during a press briefing.
Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Disease Control Officer, Fuseini Mahama has clarified that a simulation exercise on how to handle an Ebola outbreak is being misconstrued and reported as real.
“We decided to use Ebola virus condition as a simulation exercise. In itself it is really not true,” he stated in an interview with the media.
Verdict: The claim is rated FALSE