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COVID-19: Ghana’s Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Ghana’s Health Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus 

The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu is recovering in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

Information available to Citi News indicates that the Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.

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Multiple sources in the medical team at the hospital who confirmed the information toCiti News say the Dormaa Central MP was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and is “in a stable condition”.

Citi News checks at the Health Ministry has corroborated the story as information there suggests Mr. Agyeman Manu has taken “a few days off from work” and has not reported to work all week.

The UGMC currently has 4 patients on admission at the ICU with several others in the main wards of the hospital’s COVID-19 wing.

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The Health Minister who announced Ghana’s first COVID-19 case in a night broadcast in March this year would be the first high profile government official to have confirmed positive for the novel Coronavirus.

He is known for urging the public to be cautious of the virus during his regular appearances at the bi-weekly press briefings on COVID-19 by the Information Ministry which has been conspicuously put on hold for a while.

The information is coming at a time the leader of government business in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah has lamented how MPs, Parliamentary Service staff and journalists who tested positive for the virus have refused to self isolate. Although no names have been mentioned, Mr. Mensah Bonsu’s lamentations suggest more than one person in the House of Legislature has tested positive and this could include MPs.

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Meanwhile, the Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in the Western Region, Anthony K.K. Sam, has passed away due to an illness close associates have disclosed as COVID-19.

A source at the UGMC in Accra where the MCE died told Citi News his Coronavirus case was compounded by a failure of the lung.

Source: citinewsroom

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NAJA Rehearses With Sawnd Factory Band Ahead Of Her Performance at Accra Digital Center (Video)

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Ghanaian sensational singer, NAJA will be performing in the presence of France Ambassador HE. Anne Sophie AVÉ, Minister of Trade and Industry – Hon. Alan J.K Kyerematen, Min. of Communication and Digitalization – Hon. Ursula Owusu and the Paramount Chief of Winneba together with other dignitaries on Monday 7th March at the Accra Digital Center for the Official launch of SOMAME Mobile App.

The “Odo Pa” hit maker will be mesmerizing fans with the Ghana National Anthem as opening and blending with Ghanaian contemporary songs like Osibisa’s ‘Sunshine Day’

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