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COVID-19: Health Minister tests negative after treatment; set to resume work soon

Health Minister tests negative after treatment || Confirmed information reaching GhanaHealthCheck.com indicates that Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has tested negative for COVID-19 and is expected to actively resume his work soon.

The minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has been receiving medical treatment for covid-19 over the past two weeks at the University of Ghana Medical Center after he tested positive for the corona virus.

Before confirmation of the minister’s positive status, there had been rumors.

However, President Akufo-Addo confirmed that, the health minster Mr. Agyeman Manu had contracted the corona virus in line of  his duty during his 11th address to the nation on 14 th June 2020, when he said, “let us wish our hardworking Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP for Dormaa Central, a speedy recovery from the virus, which he contracted in the line of duty, and is in a stable condition.”

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On 25th June, 2020, Minster of Information and Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted during a press briefing that “the minister of health has since tested negative for the virus and is expected to return to work soon.”

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu is among the list of the Ghana’s top health officials and other government officials to have been infected with the corona virus, including the Medical Director for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hosiptal, Dr. Daniel Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh among others.

Ghana’s case count currently stands at 15, 472 with 6 persons in critical condition. 11, 433 persons have so fare recovered and the death toll remains 95.

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SOURCE- GhanaHealthCheck.Com

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