Ghana’s Senior Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Ghana’s Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

During a press briefing organised by the Ministry of Information to update Ghanaians on the country’s management of the virus, Kojo Oppong disclosed that the Senior Minister is, however, receiving treatment from home.

“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19.

“As of today [July 7, 2020], he will commence treatment for COVID-19 from home, and in consonance with the transparency that we are bringing to Ghanaians, he has instructed that we inform the general public accordingly,” Oppong Nkrumah said.

This comes on the back of reports that a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

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