Health Minister expected ‘back to work shortly’


The Minister of Health has recovered from the coronavirus infection he contracted a couple of weeks ago and is expected back to work “shortly”. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu contracted Covid-19 in the line of duty, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who wished him a speedy recovery in his 11th nationwide broadcast on Sunday, June 14.

The Minister of Health, who has been a keen advocate of the safety measures in the prevention of Covid-19 in the country, had to seek medical treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC). He was, however, discharged a few days later after his condition proved stable. On Thursday, June 25 at the bi-weekly press briefing, Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the Dormaa Central Member of Parliament (MP) is well now and “expects to be back to work shortly”.

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Meanwhile, Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development Daniel Kweku Botwe are at UGMC self-isolating. Both have run tests for Covid-19 and are yet to make their results known.

So far, Ghana has recorded a total of 15,473 cases of the virus since the first two index cases in March.


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