Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John) is the second government appointee to have died of COVID-19 in Ghana.The former party General Secretary died on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital from COVID-19-related complications.
The first was Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, K.K. Sam.
The MCE died on Friday, June 12, 2020, while receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre where he was rushed to after falling sick.
Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu also tested positive for COVID-19.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, also tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)