Information provided at the ongoing Press Briefing at the Information Ministry indicates that the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Oppong Nkrumah said.
The Minister adds up to a number of top government officials who have tested positive for the deadly virus.
Last week the country lost an astute politician to the deadly disease after he was admitted at the Korle Bu teaching hospital for being infected by the disease.
In all two top government officials have died as a result of the disease since its outbreak in the country.
The Likes of Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Dan Botwe, Carlos Ahenkorah, Peter Mac Manu have all been isolated in the past for being infected by the deadly disease.
President Goes Into Isolation
The Information Minister in a statement on July 4 indicated that the President of Ghana was in self-isolation because a member of his team had tested positive for the virus.
He said the President will isolate for 14 days and will be working from the Presidential Villa in the Jubilee house.
Gov’t Disputes Claims That Akufo-Addo Has Been Flown Out of The Country
The Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin in a post on his Facebook page debunked reports that suggested that the President had been flown out of the country.
His post was accompanied by a photo of the President and his family having a good time together.
He wrote “Kindly disregard the FALSE STORY published by the Herald Newspaper to the effect that the President was on Saturday “flown out of the country to London for COVID-19 treatment”. It is clearly a figment of the author’s imagination.
The President is in the country, and he’s currently at the Presidential Villa in Jubilee House, observing the 14-day self-isolation precautionary measure, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols”.