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Covid-19: Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Senior Minster Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for Covid-19, the information minister has disclosed today, July 7,2020. 

Addressing the press during it's weekly update, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the minister had given him the permission to disclose this to the public. 

He said,"The Senior Minister has been Informed that his sample given for testing has returned positive. He will therefore, as of today, July 7,2020 commence treatment for Covid-19 from home."

While updating the nation on the current status of the President who is believed to be in isolation at the presidential Villa of the Jubilee House,Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also wished persons battling with the virus including the Senior Minister,a speedy recovery. 

"Our best wishes remain with him and all who are battling the virus."

The Senior Minister joins a long list of government officials who have tested positive for the virus. 

From the Health Minister,Kwaku Agyemang Manu who is currently recovered from the disease that had him hospitalised for a few days to the C.E.O of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA),Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby; former Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Carlos Ahenkorah who have also contracted the disease. 

The NPP Campaign Manager for the 2020 elections is also receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after testing positive. 

On July 1,2020 the C.E.O. of the forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John died from Covid-19 complications at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he had been in intensive care. 

Takoradi Mayor,Kobina Kurentsi Sam died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre after being rushed there for treatment.

Source :myjoyonline.com

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