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Covid-19 : Minister of Health tests negative after treatment

Ghana's health minister Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu is set to actively resume work after he had tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

Covid-19 : Minister of Health tests negative after treatment

The minister has been receiving medical treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre(UGMC) over the last two weeks following results that he had tested positive for the virus. 

It was confirmed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwar Akuffo Addo that the Minister had tested positive for the virus in the line of duty ,in his 11th Address to the nation on June 14 when he said, " Let us wish our hardworking health minister, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu ,MP for Dormaa Central a speedy recovery from the virus which he contracted in the line of duty, and is in stable condition".

However, the information minister and MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Hon. Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah noted during a press briefing that , "the health minister has since tested negative for the virus and is expected to return to work soon".

The health minister is among a list of the country's top health officials and other government officials to have contracted the virus, including the Medical director of the Korle Bu teaching hospital Dr. Daniel Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA), Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby , Education Minister, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and others. 

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